Master of Actuarial Studies (Extension)

UNSW Sydney

Type of institution: Higher Education Institutions
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00098G

The Master of Actuarial Studies (Extension) program is ideal for those with a bachelor degree in mathematics, statistics or econometrics wanting to acquire specialist knowledge and skills to enter the actuarial profession. The program covers the professional actuarial subjects (Part I and Part II) recognised by Actuaries Institute in Australia. Students may also have the opportunity to obtain Part III (ST9 Enterprise Risk Management) exemption. Note: Engineering graduates with a strong background in mathematics/statistics may be considered for this program.


16 courses (96 UOC): 4 core courses and 12 elective courses


  • Actuarial studies

Standard entry requirements

  • A recognised bachelor degree (or equivalent qualification) with a credit average (65% or higher) as determined by the UNSW Postgraduate Coursework Entry Calculator
  • And a major (at least 7 courses) in actuarial studies
  • Or a major (at least 7 courses) in econometrics
  • Or a major (at least 7 courses) in mathematics or statistics. Applicants are expected to have a mathematical background equivalent to a full year of calculus and linear algebra at first-year university undergraduate level at above credit grade.


This program is fully accredited by the Actuaries Institute in Australia for both Part I and Part II subjects and recognised for exemptions by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (UK) professional examinations for the Core Technical subjects.

Study pathways

Up to 4 courses may be awarded based on your previous studies in actuarial studies.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
UNSW Business School International: $99,920 No
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

Further information

Applicants planning to study this program in Semester 2 need to have the required background in actuarial studies. Those with a very strong background in Econometrics, Mathematics (including Financial Mathematics) or Statistics may be allowed to commence the program in Semester 2, as determined by the UNSW Business School. Please contact the School prior to lodging an application to determine the required background to study this program in Semester 2.

Related courses

Browse more courses
Is the information on this page correct? Request update
Sign up to our newsletter for the latest scholarships and education news
You must agree before submitting.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Join the conversation