UNSW Sydney

Bachelor of Actuarial Studies

UNSW Sydney
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3 yearsfull-time
Study mode
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Why study this course

This is a challenging and highly rewarding program for those wanting to enter the financial services or insurance industry in a quantitative role. This program is recognised by the actuary and financial services industry and enables students to develop technical and non-technical skills needed to pursue the role of an actuarial analyst. It also allows students to enhance their studies with a second major, including Accounting, Business Economics, Finance, Information Systems, International Business, Marketing, Mathematics and Statistics. Students can fast-track professional accreditation with Part I exemptions of Actuaries Institute of Australia professional examinations, the core technical subjects of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (UK) professional examinations and the Validation by Educational Experience credit for the Society of Actuaries (USA).

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The program is recognised by the Actuaries Institute of Australia.

Entry requirements

Year 12 (senior secondary certificate)

Where is this course offered?

Available campuses

  • Kensington

The course duration and available study modes can vary depending on the campus.

Visit UNSW Sydney's website to find out more about your study options.

Course price

The course price can vary depending on a few factors, including:

  • Whether you are eligible for a subsidy, concession, or government loan
  • Your previous study and work experience
  • Your unit selections

Visit UNSW Sydney's website to find out more about the course price for you.

What to know before you apply

To help you decide if this is the right course for you, UNSW Sydney can provide you with more information about:

Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You may be able to get credit or RPL for some units of this course based on your previous studies and work experience. This means the duration of the course may be reduced.

Visit UNSW Sydney's website to find out more about Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

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What are students saying?

Bachelor of Actuarial Studies
UNSW Sydney
(2 reviews)

Published Aug 2018
Bachelor of Actuarial StudiesUNSW Sydney
Graduation date2018
Study modeOn-campus
Student review
Started in the 2013 cohort, and felt that the general framework for the course was a bit uncohesive compared to the Macquarie course. Has probably changed nowadays.
Published Jul 2018
Bachelor of Actuarial StudiesUNSW Sydney
Graduation date2017
Study modeBlended
Student review
At UNSW all theory and application are combined into the one subject however I heard that at Macquarie University this is separated. I personally would prefer this because I just felt overwhelmed with the concept and theory that we have to learn per subject.
Response from UNSW Sydney
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Bachelor of Actuarial Studies

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