Doctoral Program in Actuarial Studies

  • CRICOS Code: 056955G

Course overview

  • 3 years full time / 6 years part time
  • On Campus (Parkville)
  • Available to domestic and international students.


Located within the Department of Economics, the Centre for Actuarial Studies is one of the five teaching units that are fully accredited by the Actuaries Institute.

The Centre for Actuarial Studies is a world-renowned research unit with leading researchers in actuarial studies and financial mathematics. It is fully accredited by the Actuaries Institute and has been designated a Centre of Actuarial Excellence by the US Society of Actuaries. Our program has a very high completion rate and our PhD graduates successfully obtain research positions in insurance companies, banks and universities around the world.

Associate Professor Shuanming Li, Actuarial Studies PhD Director

The Centre for Actuarial Studies holds the Joint Seminar Series on Stochastic Processes and Financial Mathematics, in collaboration with the University of Melbourne's School of Mathematics and Statistics.

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The Centre can offer PhD supervision in several areas, including:

  • Risk theory
  • Investment models
  • Survival analysis
  • Financial mathematics
  • Derivative pricing
  • Applied probability

PhD 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 students is first class, with excellent library and computing facilities.

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.

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