Fuse actuarial science and law with a double degree at Bond
The double degree in actuarial science and law will equip you with the skills to understand the data and give you the knowledge of the legal context and guidelines in which to use these numbers. Whether you want to be an actuary who understands the legal boundaries of utilising personal information or a lawyer with expertise in risk evaluation, this program is for you.
Bond is the only university in Queensland to offer the fully accredited program by the Actuaries Institute.
24/7 access to live financial markets
What our students say
- Finish your business degree up to a year ahead of the rest.
- Smaller classes and personal mentoring – learn in groups of around 20 to 30, delivering more interaction and more support.
- Global experience – every business student has the opportunity to enhance their learning experience and travel overseas by participating on study tours, international internships and Study Abroad programs.
About the program
Emerging as a key growth sector of the 21st century, actuarial science applies elements of economics, finance, statistics and advanced mathematics to interpret, manage and evaluate risk. Never before have organisations had such extraordinary access to personal information, health statistics, buying habits, population movement, employment trends and much, much more. Show more
Emerging as a key growth sector of the 21st century, actuarial science applies elements of economics, finance, statistics and advanced mathematics to interpret, manage and evaluate risk. Never before have organisations had such extraordinary access to personal information, health statistics, buying habits, population movement, employment trends and much, much more. In these numbers lie the answers to the big questions that really matter.
Accredited by the Actuaries Institute, the Bachelor of Actuarial Science is an innovative and immersive program that combines the elements of economics, finance, statistics and advanced mathematics to develop techniques for the management of risk. Developed and taught by Professor Terence O’Neill, one of Australia’s leading academic authorities in the field, the program delivers smaller classes for personalised attention. Students experience unparalleled access to Bond Business School's two financial trading rooms and 40 Bloomberg terminals - the most of any university in Australia.
The Bachelor of Laws prepares students for a career as a legal professional, both within Australia and overseas. It provides students with a thorough grounding in essential areas of substantive law and access to a wide choice of law elective subjects, including the option of completing a specialisation. An integrated skills and professionalism program is embedded in the degree and focuses on core legal skills essential to the practice of law. The Bachelor of Laws provides an engaging learning experience that challenges students academically and prepares them practically for a legal career. Show less
|Duration||11 semesters (3 years 8 months)|
|Program type||Bachelors Degree|
|Study area||Actuarial Science, Law|
|Credit for prior study||For more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]|
The Bachelor of Laws is an approved degree for the purposes of admission as a legal practitioner in all Australian jurisdictions, in conjunction with further study (Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice) or a traineeship. The Bachelor of Laws degree can also be used to apply for admission internationally.
The Bachelor of Laws prepares graduates to pursue careers in the public or private sector, such as solicitors, barristers, government lawyers, in-house counsel, judge's associates, academics or business leaders. Bond Law graduates are employed in top tier law firms throughout Australia and overseas, including Canada, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Scandinavia, Singapore, United Kingdom and USA.
Students are always advised to confirm admission requirements in the particular jurisdiction in which they wish to practise.
High graduate starting salaries and full employment rates reflect the growing demand for qualified analysts, with career opportunities predicted to increase substantially over the next five years. The Bachelor of Actuarial Science will prepare students for rewarding careers in a range of disciplines, including:
- Data Analytics
- Risk Management
The Bachelor of Actuarial Science / Bachelor of Laws comprises 44 subjects:
View the Program structure and sequence plans for page or all semesters of commencement.
University core subjects (3)
- CORE11-001 Critical Thinking and Communication
- CORE11-002 Leadership and Team Dynamics
- CORE11-003 Ethical Thought and Action
Faculty compulsory subjects (31)
- ACCT11-100 Accounting for Decision Making
- ACSC12-200 Mathematical Statistics
- ACSC12-201 Financial Mathematics
- ACSC13-300 Insurance Models
- ACSC13-301 Contingencies
- ACSC13-302 Advanced Modelling
- ECON11-100 Principles of Economics
- ECON12-200 Econometrics
- ECON12-202 Contemporary Macroeconomics Issues
- FINC12-200 Fundamentals of Finance
- FINC13-301 Corporate Finance
- FINC13-303 Portfolio Analysis and Investment Management
- FINC13-305 Options and Futures
- LAWS11-105 Legal Foundations A
- LAWS11-106 Legal Foundations B
- LAWS11-107 Foundations of Private Law
- LAWS11-108 Foundations of Public and Criminal Law
- LAWS11-201 Contract Law A
- LAWS11-202 Tort Law
- LAWS11-203 Criminal Law
- LAWS11-204 Property Law A
- LAWS11-216 Constitutional Law
- LAWS11-217 Contract Law B
- LAWS11-218 Property Law B
- LAWS11-310 Corporate Law
- LAWS11-313 Equity
- LAWS11-317 Administrative Law
- LAWS11-318 Evidence
- LAWS11-325 Civil Dispute Resolution
- LAWS11-326 Legal Profession
- STAT11-112 Quantitative Methods
Law electives (7)
Students must choose undergraduate law electives from the Faculty of Law’s offerings.
Students may choose to complete an optional Law Specialisation in one of the following areas:
- Contemporary Legal Issues
- Corporate and Commercial Law
- International and Comparative Law
- Legal Practice
- Media and Technology Law
- Canadian Law and Practice
To be eligible for a Law Specialisation, students must complete a minimum of four (4) of their law electives (40 credit points) within one of the above areas. Eligible students will receive a Specialisation Certificate at the completion of their program.
Bachelor of Laws with Honours
Students may be eligible for Honours. Please see the Law Honours / Distinction information page for eligibility requirements.
Business electives (3)
Students must complete 3 undergraduate subjects from Bond Business School**.
Students may also choose one of the following opportunities to use one or more of your elective subjects to have an international experience or an Internship opportunity provided you meet the requirements. Please discuss with the Enrolment and Student Engagement Officer in the Student Business Centre.
- Study Tour
The Study Tour requires approval from the Faculty. (Please note that Additional Costs are associated with this subject).
- Business Internship
The Internship requires a GPA credit average and requires approval from the Faculty with an application to the Career Development Centre.
- Special Topic
The Special Topic is only available in exceptional circumstances and requires Program Director's approval.
Important note for first semester students
You will be registered in the Bond Business Mentoring Program designed for all new undergraduate students; please be advised the first scheduled gathering is in the Bond Business School orientation, If you require further information please email [email protected]
The total program fees for the Bachelor of Actuarial Science/Bachelor of Laws are:
When considering the fees associated with your studies, keep in mind that Bond’s accelerated schedule means you can finish your degree sooner and be out in the workforce up to a year earlier than if you went to another university.
This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.
Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years)
Applicants must meet the University's general minimum admission criteria.
In addition, this program requires knowledge of advanced mathematicsIn addition, this program requires knowledge of advanced mathematics.
The following table provides comparative information for those students admitted into this program wholly or partly on the basis of OP/ATAR in January semester 2017.
|ATAR based offers only, across all offer rounds||ATAR (OP in QLD)|
(Excluding adjustment factors)
(ATAR/OP plus any adjustment factors)
|Highest rank to receive an offer||OP1/ATAR 99||99|
|75th percentile rank to receive an offer||OP2/ATAR 97||97|
|Median percentile rank to receive an offer||OP3/ATAR 93.95||94|
|25th percentile rank to receive an offer||OP6/ATAR 88.90||89|
|Lowest rank to receive an offer||OP9/ATAR 80.5||81|
Visit our student profile if you are interested in the profile of all students who commenced undergraduate study at Bond University in the January semester 2017.
International Secondary School students
For more information for International Students, including the International Baccalaureate, please go to the International Secondary School equivalency page.
Alternative entry pathways
For those applicants who do not currently have the required academic qualifications, there are a number of alternative entry pathways:
- Bond University Tertiary Preparation programs
- Bond University Diploma programs
- Other institutional Tertiary Preparation Programs
- Vocational education and training qualifications (Certificate IV and above)
- Prior higher education experience (at this university or another)
- Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
- Professional or para-professional qualifications/experience
- Employment experience verified by a statement of service from the employer stating the position title and length of service and a very brief statement on the tasks undertaken.
For more information on what is required please visit our how to apply page.
English language proficiency requirements
As tuition is delivered in English, all students will be required to provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language. Read more detailed information on English language proficiency requirements for university study.
Credit for prior study
Subject credits may be awarded for previous studies. To apply for credits, you will need to submit academic transcripts including detailed subject outlines/course descriptions for each relevant subject and/or certified copies of testamurs to the Office of Future Students. Please refer to how to apply for credit for more information
How to apply
What our academics say
What is actuarial science?
Emerging as a key growth sector of the 21st century around the world, actuarial science applies elements of economics, finance, statistics and advanced mathematics to interpret, manage and evaluate risk. Never before have organisations had such extraordinary access to personal information, health statistics, buying habits, population movement, employment trends and much, much more.