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Actuarial and Financial Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
    Duration
University rank #190 (BCR) Perth, Australia
In this Actuarial and Financial Science course from Curtin University you will learn how to help organisations plan for the future and protect themselves from loss. Core units cover the principles of finance and investment science through to risk analysis and credibility theory.
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Overview

You will also select optional units, which include practical mathematical financial modelling, applied statistics and numerical methods.

On completion of this course, your skills may be applied in the worlds of insurance, pensions, healthcare, banking, business management and risk assessment. You may also play a role in determining company policy and explaining complex technical matters to company executives, government officials, shareholders, policyholders, or the public in general.

This course is accredited by the Actuaries Institute. Graduates are also eligible for membership of the Australian Mathematical Society.

Why study the Actuarial and Financial Science course from Curtin University

  • The demand for actuarial graduates in Perth is currently very strong
  • Graduates are actively assisted in gaining employment through our work experience program
  • Our master-level program can be used by graduates from other disciplines as a pathway to becoming an accredited actuary.

Career information

Graduates generally find employment with insurance companies, investment and superannuation funds, banks, stockbrokers and government agencies.

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the Actuaries Institute. Graduates are also eligible for membership of the Australian Mathematical Society.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Mathematics Masters Project 
  • Advanced Corporate Finance and Theory 
  • Investment Science 
  • Advanced Derivative Securities 
  • Stochastic Processes 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
    Part-time
  • Credits
    300 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    570

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General Requirements

CRICOS code: 054627G

  • Certified copies of academic transcripts for previously attained qualifications that are relevant to the Curtin course for which you are applying.
  • English test results
  • Supporting information for your application, including supplementary forms for certain courses. 
  • As part of the Simplified Streamlined Visa Framework (SSVF), you may be required to provide additional information in order for us to perform Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) assessments as part of your application.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    34400 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34400 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    27100 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27100 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.
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Living costs for Perth

  • 1328 - 2370 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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