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What will I learn?

By measuring and managing risk, actuaries help businesses, governments, not-for-profit organisations and individuals make critical decisions for the future.

The Bachelor of Actuarial Studies at UNSW is accredited by the Actuaries Institute and includes real-world experience and an optional specialisation to develop your future career as an actuary. You’ll develop a specialist quantitative skill set in actuarial models, financial mathematics, probability and statistics. Within three years you’ll be ready for a quantitative role in a range of industries including financial services, insurance and superannuation.

Key features

Learn from industry leaders
Our courses are taught by world-leading academic staff and industry practitioners to ensure a balanced development of skills.

Professional accreditation
Gain a strong foundation for becoming an actuary or working within a related field. You can earn exemptions from the Actuaries Institute’s Foundation Program in Australia or VEE credit from the Society of Actuaries (USA).

Build expertise
Specialise your studies with an optional actuarial studies or commerce specialisation. You can also complete a double degree with studies in another area of business or a different field such as engineering, law, or arts.

Potential careers

Actuarial Analyst
Asset Management Trainee
Business Consultant
Credit Analyst
Data Analyst
Insurance Analyst
Investment Banker
Risk Assessment Officer
Superannuation Adviser
Wealth Management Analyst


  • Finance
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  • International Business
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Which department am I in?

UNSW Business School



Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$45,600.00 (US$ 31,998) per year
AUD $140,280 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


UNSW Sydney - University of New South Wales

Kensington Campus,

High Street, Kensington,


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.

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About UNSW Sydney - University of New South Wales

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