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Master of Actuarial Science (Extended)
Master of Actuarial Science (Extended)

Master of Actuarial Science (Extended)

  • ID:UoM6110009
  • Level:Master's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

  1. In order to be considered for entry, you must have completed:

    • An undergraduate or postgraduate degree with the equivalent of a major in mathematically based subjects, for example, studies in mathematics, statistics, physics, engineering;

    • a personal statement outlining why they wish to be considered for the course.

    Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.

  2. In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:

    • Prior academic performance; and

    • the personal statement.

  3. The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Admission and Selection into Course Policy.

English Requirements

For English language tests, we require documentary evidence of having obtained the minimum scores within the previous 24 months.

  • IELTS: 6.5 (with no band less than 6.0)

  • TOEFL (paper test): 577 with TWE 4.5

  • TOEFL (internet): 79 with Writing 21, Speaking 18, Reading 13, Listening 13

  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): 58-64 inclusive and no communicative skill below 50

Course Information

What is it about?

Melbourne Business School's Master of Actuarial Science (Extended) provides a graduate pathway to prepare you for the actuarial profession and enables you to gain Part I (Foundation) accreditation exemption*. Graduates of this degree will be analytical in the application of actuarial theory, knowledge, principles, techniques and data. You will be problem solvers capable of explaining, applying and critically evaluating the use of actuarial models, particularly in relation to insurance and superannuation.

The program is designed to provide Part I (Foundation) professional exams accreditation exemptions* for the Actuaries Institute.

Who is it for?

The two-year Master of Actuarial Science (Extended) is designed to provide non-actuarial graduates with their initial education in actuarial studies. If you do not have a background in probability and statistics, an additional semester at the beginning of the program will allow you to take the relevant subjects. It's suitable for graduates who have mathematical or statistical specialisations (e.g. mathematics, physics or engineering).

CRICOS Code: 0100880

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Explore the subjects you could choose as part of this degree.


  • Mathematics of Finance I

  • Mathematics of Finance II

  • Mathematics of Finance III

  • Life Insurance Models I

  • Assurance Practices

  • Topics in Insurance and Finance

  • Probability

  • Statistics


Students complete all of the following elective subjects as well as ONE approved by the Program Director:

  • Accounting and Finance for Actuaries

  • Data Analytics in Insurance 2

  • Statistical Techniques in Insurance

  • Economics for Actuaries

  • Data Analytics in Insurance 1

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

  • Actuarial Consultant (Advisory)

  • Statistical Programmer

  • Actuarial Analyst

  • Actuarial Analyst

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 530$ per year

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