The Master of Commerce (Actuarial Studies) is a one year thesis-only graduate research degree designed to develop advanced skills in carrying out independent and sustained research. You will pursue original research on an approved topic, and will be supported by a supervisor during your studies.
The Centre can offer graduate research supervision in several areas, including:
|Risk theory||Investment models|
|Survival analysis||Financial mathematics|
|Derivative pricing||Applied probability|
Graduate research candidates form an integral part of the Centre and are strongly encouraged to participate in its research and teaching activities. The working environment for graduate research candidates is first class, with excellent library and computing facilities.
Graduate research students are usually allocated office space close to their supervisor.
For more information including a list of academic staff in the Centre, please visit the Centre for Actuarial Studies website.
Course Code: 202AT / CRICOS 006654B
Minimum entry requirements
- A four-year honours degree in actuarial studies, commerce or a related discipline with a minimum of second class honours (H2B, 70-74%) standard from an Australian university, or
- A preliminary course, normally the relevant postgraduate diploma, at an overall standard of at least second class honours.
You must also provide:
- Results of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test (learn more about the GMAT/GRE)
- A 1000 word research proposal
- Evidence that you meet English language requirements
You must present the results of your research in a thesis of approximately 30,000 words or, on the recommendation of your supervisor, a series of papers. The thesis should demonstrate a critical application of specialist knowledge and make an independent contribution to original research.