Overview

The UNSW Master of Statistics program is the longest running program of its kind in Australia. It aims to strengthen and deepen knowledge of the statistical science and to develop consulting and project writing skills. The program covers a wide range of statistical theory and practice and provides advanced training to students who consider further research in statistics.

Program Code

8750

CRICOS Code

001008F

Total units of credit (UOC)

72

Campus

Kensington

Indicative Enrolments

65

Why choose this degree?

The program covers a wide range of statistical theory and practice and provides advanced training to students who consider further research in statistics.

Who should choose this degree?

This degree is suitable for students who are currently or are aiming to become practicing statisticians, with the opportunity to learn in depth applications of statistics in finance, engineering, or medical and biological science, to cite only a few.

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career opportunities

  • Statistician
  • Biostatistician
  • Actuary
  • Data Scientist
  • Forensic Data Analyst
  • Quantitative Analyst
  • Operations Development
  • Meteorologist
  • Statistical Consultant
  • Statistical Modeller
  • Economic Modeller

Entry requirements

The entry requirement for the Master of Statistics is one of the following:

(1)A Bachelor of Mathematics or Bachelor of Science degree with a major in mathematics or statistics; and (2)Have sufficient mathematical and/or statistical background, as indicated by a minimum weighted average mark (WAM) of 65 or above in level III mathematics and/or statistics university courses. In addition, students must have permission of the Head of School or Nominee to be admitted into the program.

Honours graduates in Mathematics or Statistics from UNSW (or equivalent) may receive advanced standing of up to a maximum of 24 UOC and may complete the degree within 48 UOC, or one year of full time study.

Students with a Graduate Diploma in Mathematics and Statistics from UNSW with a minimum weighted average mark (WAM) of 70 may receive advanced standing of up to a maximum of 48 UOC and may complete the degree with 24 UOC, or 0.5 year of full time study.

The specific advanced standing to be awarded will be determined at the time of admission and will be based on the student's background and previous study.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted through our Apply Online portal. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term. Some high-demand programs and Faculties with limited places may have an earlier application deadline or commencement date. Find out more.

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