Postgraduate Diploma in Actuarial Science

Victoria University of Wellington

Subject area

Insurance and Actuarial Studies

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Entry 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.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

PGDipActSc 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. High performing graduates will be able to proceed to the Master of Actuarial Science. Graduates will be well prepared to take leadership roles in the actuarial field.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Banking, Finance and Related Fields at this level can earn:


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Data as at November 2022

Contact details

Main Campus Office

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

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