Graduate with two accredited degrees that are highly regarded by industry. The Bachelor of Actuarial Studies / Bachelor of Laws at UNSW Sydney stands out in a competitive job market with its technical and specialist skillset. Gain powerful mathematical knowledge and professional accreditation as an actuary, while developing a greater understanding of legal frameworks, processes and systems.
During the five-year program, you will explore legal theory and principles alongside actuarial models, statistics, data and analytics. You will be trained in business and law to provide strategic, commercial and legal advice to the financial and insurance industry, regulatory bodies, government organisations and international organisations.
The degrees incorporate global work/study opportunities and practical real-world experience including internships, mentoring and career networking. Graduates are prepared for success with relevant real-world experience and connections. They gain a thorough fundamental understanding of their chosen industry and specialist quantitative techniques that lead to key professional roles.
Why choose this bachelor degree?
UNSW Business School is a leading business school in the Asia-Pacific, and we rank 1st worldwide for Risk and Actuarial Studies. UNSW’s Law School ranked 14th in the 2019 QS World University Rankings and 13th in the Employer Reputation category of the Rankings. The Bachelor of Actuarial Studies / Bachelor of Laws offers professional development and accreditation, and a selection of exciting majors and electives.
Your actuarial knowledge begins with business foundations in accounting, financial management, actuarial studies, probability, economics, business finance and people management. From there, delve into actuarial modelling, stats, financial mathematics and more.
Core legal courses include criminal law, contracts, law principles, ethics, justice and more. Once the foundations are covered, choose courses according to your career goals. These include the law related to banking, consumers, income tax, corporate wrongdoing, human rights and international law – just to name a few.
See the program structure for detailed information.
Professional development and accreditation
During your study, make use of
Career Accelerator, a portfolio of professional development opportunities that are exclusive to UNSW Business School students and include:
This degree is professionally recognised and prepares graduates with a career-ready standard of knowledge. It is fully accredited by the Institute of Actuaries of Australia and relevant courses are approved for VEE by the Society of Actuaries (SOA) in the US. The program is accredited by the Legal Profession Admission Board. It meets the academic component for admission to practice as a solicitor and barrister of the Supreme Court of NSW.
UNSW Business School degrees are shaped by industry leaders and world-class academics who recognise the future will present career opportunities that don’t exist today. Our Bachelor of Actuarial Studies / Bachelor of Laws is designed to train your mind to adapt to future challenges. You will understand sophisticated mathematical techniques, practise problem-solving, and build skills in critical thinking and decision making.
Who is this degree for?
- Analytical, deep thinkers with a passion for fairness and justice
- achieving students who enjoy working with numbers, researching and debating
- Those who want to strengthen career opportunities with an extra-comprehensive education
Job and career prospects
This double degree offers the opportunity to pursue either the actuarial or legal profession, or both. Roles may include:
- Actuarial Analyst
- Credit Analyst
- Insurance Analyst
- Risk Assessment Officer
- Superannuation Adviser
- Wealth Management Analyst
Find out how we prepare our graduates for career success
Why UNSW Business School?
Our students build professional networks among more than 90,000 Business School alumni worldwide and begin their new career before graduation. This undergraduate degree incorporates a suite of professional development opportunities offered by Career Accelerator, that are exclusive to UNSW’s Business School students. Career Accelerator helps you build industry connections through networking and mentoring, and you can undertake internships and global business practicums for credit towards your degree.