Upon completion of this course, students should have:

  • Discovered the challenge of research in mathematics and statistics;
  • A deeper knowledge of mathematics and statistics;
  • Completed a substantial piece of research; 
  • A sound preparation for future research in mathematics or statistics.

Course Description

The Masters of Science (Mathematics and Statistics) is a flexible program that allows students to study subjects across Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Physics, Operations Research, Discrete Mathematics, Statistics, Probability and Stochastic Processes. Subjects are taught at an advanced level and form an ideal preparation for research in Mathematics and Statistics, including doctoral (PhD) studies.

Students in the Master of Science (Mathematics & Statistics) who have a weighted average mark of 80% or higher in the prerequisite undergraduate major, are eligible for consideration for the Graduate Research Program in Science. This is a five-year course of study comprising the Master of Science and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)Find out more.


Career outcomes

Qualified mathematicians and statisticians are in high demand due to a national shortage. Consequently, graduates of higher level degrees in these areas often attract head-hunters and above average salaries. As a graduate, you may find a rewarding career in:

  • Quantitative analysis
  • Equities analysis
  • Statistics
  • Operations management
  • Labour supply
  • Consulting
  • Data services
  • Strategic management
  • Financial services and fund management
  • Biostatistics
  • Business development
  • Scientific programming

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