Taught course

Commerce (Actuarial Science)

University of Melbourne

Entry requirements

In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:

  • an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in actuarial science or similar with a weighted average mark of at least H2A (75%);
  • the Graduate Records Examination (GRE), unless the applicant has completed an undergraduate degree in Australia or New Zealand or met one of the approved conditions for GRE exemption; and
  • a personal statement outlining why they wish to be considered for the course. Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.

Months of entry

February, July

Course content

The Master of Commerce (Actuarial Studies) is for students who hold an actuarial degree and wish to pursue their actuarial training further. It focuses on actuarial theory and practice, specialising in quantitative techniques for insurance, superannuation and financial risk modelling. With sufficiently high results students are able to obtain exemptions from exams of the Actuaries Institute (Australia), including the whole of Part II. The Master of Commerce (Actuarial Studies) has a ‘practice’ pathway, which focuses on advanced professional training, and a ‘research’ pathway, which prepares students for the PhD in Actuarial Studies.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • Masters
    full time
    18 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Program Director: Dr Ping Chen