Doctoral Program in Actuarial Studies

  • CRICOS Code: 056955G

The experience


At MBS, we offer a comprehensive program to support your learning, develop your skills and enrich your degree. We encourage you to be involved both on and off campus, and to make the most of your time outside the classroom.

Top-Tier Research & High-Quality Teaching

Associate Professor Shuanming Li
Associate Professor Shuanming Li, Actuarial Studies PhD Director

Associate Professor Shuanming Li

Associate Professor Shuanming Li is the Director of the Centre for Actuarial Studies. His research focuses on risk theory, stochastic modelling in insurance and Finance, reinsurance, and applied Probability. He has published widely in top actuarial journals such as ASTIN Bulletin, Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, and Scandinavian Actuarial Journal. The PhD graduates he supervised are mainly working as academia at Universities in Australia, Singapore and China.

Areas of expertise for supervision include:

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

Meet our Academics

Student experience

Ra-pee Pattanapanyasat
Can (Ken) Jin,
PhD candidate Actuarial Studies

Can (Ken) Jin

"The PhD program at the University of Melbourne is highly regarded by every employer, not only within Australia, but all around the world. The impact of studying this course on me will be enormous - it will not just give me the chance to develop my academic skills and improve my capability of research, but will help me know the relevant industry in deep and begin my career at a higher starting point."

Meet our Graduate Research students

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