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What will I learn?

Actuaries play a vital role in strategic planning and financial management in the financial services, insurance and superannuation industries. Stand out in the finance field by combining essential quantitative and modelling skills from Actuarial Studies with methodological insights from Science. This degree provides a solid foundation to enter the actuarial profession through studies in mathematics, statistics, accounting, economics, finance, demographics, analytics and modelling.

With more than 20 majors to choose from, the Science component offers a wide range of possibilities. Fields of study include bioinformatics, chemistry, food science, marine science, mathematics, pharmacology, psychology and statistics. You can enhance your learning experience with our overseas exchange and global practicum program.

Potential careers

Actuarial/forecasting/data analyst
Business consultant
Clinical research associate
Quality assurance officer
Research scientist
Statistical research analyst
Statistician

Accreditation

You can gain exemption from the Foundation Program of the Actuaries Institute 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) and Casualty Actuarial Society (USA), by achieving the required academic standard in the professionally accredited courses in their Actuarial Studies program.

Similarly, some students (esp. Actuarial Studies (Co-op) students and double degree students) may also be eligible to gain exemption from the university accreditation components of the Associate Program of the Actuaries Institute professional examinations.

Which department am I in?

UNSW Business School

CRICOS

080474C

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$46,320.00 (24,74,359) per year
AUD $194,080 for the entire course

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

14 February 2022, 30 May 2022, 12 September 2022

Venue

UNSW Sydney - University of New South Wales

Kensington Campus,

High Street, Kensington,

UNSW SYDNEY,

New South Wales,

2052, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants should have a high school qualification, UNSW Foundation Studies, UNSW Diploma, recognized prior study or university transfer. English Language requirements: IELTS Academic version only: 6.5 overall (min. 6.0 in each subtest); TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT): 90 overall (min. 23 in writing, 22 in reading, listening and speaking); TOEFL Paper-based Test (PBT): 577 overall (min. 5.0 in TWE); Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: 64 overall (min. 54 in each subtest); UNSW Institute of Languages University English Entry Course (UEEC): Successful completion with a minimum overall grade of C+ and a minimum grade of C in the writing component; Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): 176 overall (min.169 in each subtest); Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 180 overall (min.180 in each subtest).

For international students

There are several admission pathways to an undergraduate degree at UNSW including high school qualifications, UNSW Foundation Studies, UNSW Diploma, recognised prior study or university transfer.

English Language requirements:

IELTS: 7.0 overall (min. 6.0 in each subtest); TOEFL IBT (Internet Based): 94 overall (min. 25 in writing, 23 in reading, listening and speaking); Pearson (PTE - Academic): 65 overall (min. 54 in each subtest); C1 Advanced Cambridge: 185 overall (min. 169 in each subtest); C2 Proficiency Cambridge: 185 overall (min. 180 in each subtest); UNSW Global University English Entry Course (UEEC): B, Writing C.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

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