The Actuarial Studies programs at UNSW are designed for students who wish to enter the highly regarded actuarial profession or supercharges your quantitative and analytical skills to solve important business problems in the financial services industry. 

The Actuarial Studies program at UNSW offers variety and flexibility in study areas in addition to the actuarial core subjects to gain additional breadth and depth. Students can undertake courses, majors, and dual degrees in diverse areas such as finance, accounting, business analytics, risk management, mathematics, computer science, quantitative data science and management. 

Students also have the opportunity to gain work learning experiences by working directly with industry and community partners for Credit towards your degree via the UNSW WIL (Work Integrated Learning) program. 

Students may choose to do an actuarial studies program in the following UNSW Business School degrees:

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Actuarial Studies serves as a foundation for students who wish to enter the actuarial profession. Students who achieve the required academic standard in their actuarial studies courses gain exemption from the Foundation Program (previously known as Part I) of Actuaries Institute (Australia) professional examinations, the Core Principles courses of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (UK) professional examinations and the Validation by Educational Experience (VEE) credit for the Society of Actuaries (USA). Courses offered in the fourth year of a study program also cover the academic requirements for exemption from the university accreditation components of the Associate Program (previously known as Part II) of the Actuaries Institute professional examinations

Co-op Scholarship

The Actuarial Studies Co-op Scholarship is a four-year scholarship degree with fifteen months of industry training. Students completing the degree at the required academic standard may receive exemptions from the Foundation Program and the university accreditation components of the Associate Program professional examinations of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia.