Graduate with two accredited degrees that are highly regarded by industry. The Bachelor of Actuarial Studies / Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) (Honours) at UNSW Sydney stands out in competitive job markets with specialised skillsets and an independent research project. Gain powerful mathematical techniques and professional accreditation as an actuary, combined with advanced knowledge in mathematics or statistics, and strong research skills.
The five-year program is all about math and the many ways it can be used in risk analysis. Develop specialist skills with business and core math courses and a research project. Explore study options including actuarial models, statistics, data and analytics. 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. The
Faculty of Science consistently ranks within the Top 50 worldwide for different study topics – Mathematics currently ranks 2nd in Australia and 38th worldwide (2019).
The Bachelor of Actuarial Studies / Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) (Honours) is a challenging and rewarding program that offers professional development and accreditation, and a selection of exciting majors and electives.
You will begin 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.
You can choose an advanced mathematics major from:
Applied Mathematics - construct, analyse and interpret mathematical models for various purposes.
Pure Mathematics - research and develop existing mathematical theories or create new ones.
Advanced Statistics - become highly trained in probability and stochastic processes, statistical inference and modelling, and modern statistical computing methods.
Your research project is a one-year deep-dive into the area of advanced mathematics that interests you most. With the support of an Honours Coordinator, you could write a thesis on either of the topics listed above. 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.
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 Science (Advanced Mathematics) (Honours) is designed to train your mind to adapt to future challenges. You will understand complex mathematical techniques, practise problem-solving, and build skills in critical thinking and decision making.
Talented Students Program
Talented Students Program (TSP) helps eligible students in the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) develop specific skills during their degree. It offers exposure to research within the Faculty and provides flexibility and tailoring to suit the needs and talents of our students. Invitation to participate in the TSP is made by the Dean of Science on the basis of superior secondary education performance (ATAR or equivalent).
Who is this degree for? Analytical and creative thinkers who have exceptional maths skills High achieving students with a deep curiosity for scientific methodology and research Those who want to strengthen career opportunities with an extra-comprehensive education
Job and career prospects
As mathematics complements well with actuarial studies, you are in an exceptional position to excel in the following roles:
- Actuarial Analyst
- Asset Management Trainee
- Business Consultant
- Credit Analyst
- Insurance Analyst
- Investment Banker
- 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 advanced undergraduate double 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
mentoring, and you can undertake
global business practicums for credit towards your degree.