Master of Actuarial Science

Victoria University of Wellington

Subject area

Insurance and Actuarial Studies



1.5 Years

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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

MActSc graduates will be able to apply advanced actuarial techniques, including stochastic processes, generalized linear models, big data analysis and asset/liability modelling. They will have a professional-level knowledge of the Actuarial Control Cycle and corporate risk management strategies as well as additional advanced skills in finance and statistics. Graduates will be prepared to continue into a PhD programme in Actuarial Science. Graduates will be well prepared to take leadership roles in the actuarial or related fields.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

A Bachelor s Degree or Graduate Diploma with an average grade of B+ or better in the relevant subjects, with a major in Actuarial Science, Finance, Statistics or a related field.

Detailed requirements

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1.5 Years

Tuition Fees

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Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

Median earnings $57,529
Earnings range $42,584 - $111,183
In employment 83%
In further study 8%
On a benefit 2%

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Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Cigna Actuarial Scholarship

Provided by:

Victoria University of Wellington - The Scholarships Office



Up to $5,000 subject to availability of funds.

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Heartland Bank Freemasons Scholarships

Provided by:

Freemasons New Zealand - National Office



$6,000 - one per Division.

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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 842 864
Phone: (04) 472 1000
Fax: (04) 499 4601

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