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Actuarial Studies

Actuaries assess, evaluate and manage the financial risks faced by individuals, organisations and governments for
future planning. Risks include illness, disability and death, the effects of natural disasters such as cyclones and earthquakes, and major economic or social change.

If you choose to major in actuarial studies you will have a firm grounding in the traditional actuarial skill set of mathematics, statistics, demography, finance and economics. This background, coupled with strong analytical skills, sees actuaries serving as financial advisers to a range of organisations including life, general and health insurance
companies; banks and other financial institutions; superannuation funds; and governments. Actuaries tackle many types of problems, most of which involve uncertainty about the future.

Learn more about the Actuarial Studies Major

Learn more about the Centre for Actuarial Studies.