Master of Commerce - Actuarial Studies (By Research)

The University of Melbourne

This program is designed for students to develop advanced skills in carrying out independent and sustained research. The thesis should demonstrate a critical application of specialist knowledge and make an independent contribution to original research. Supervised research on approved topics may be undertaken over one year on a full-time basis (with an optional six-month extension) or part-time in the discipline of Actuarial Studies. The program also provides a pathway to an actuarial PhD.

Course Fee:


International: $42,656

Entry Requirements:

An honours degree in economics, commerce or a related discipline of at least second-class honours (H2B 70-74%) standard; or successful completion of a preliminary course, normally the relevant postgraduate diploma, at an overall standard at least equivalent to that required for second-class honours, performance on the GRE and a 1000-word research proposal.

Structure:

Candidates pursue original research on an approved topic for at least one year full-time or two years part-time. When a candidate is accepted for the Degree of Master of Commerce by thesis a supervisor is appointed and the candidate should consult with the supervisor regularly. Thesis length: 30,000 words.

Subjects you can Study:

Actuarial studies

Recognition:

Graduates of the degree who have performed at a sufficiently high level will have gained the knowledge to complete the associateship of the Actuaries Institute and may gain exemptions from almost all of its requirements.

Who for:

Students wishing to gain specialist knowledge of actuarial studies and/or improve their academic performance in order to proceed to a PhD

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00116K

Related Careers:

Actuary,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Parkville No info Yes Full time 1 year
Parkville No info Yes Part time 2 years

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