Master of Science (Mathematics and Statistics)

  • CRICOS code: 094599G

Course overview

  • 2 years full time / 4 years part time
  • On Campus (Parkville)
  • Available to domestic and international students
  • Start Year Intake - February and Mid Year Intake - July


Mathematics and statistics provide powerful tools for understanding the natural world and human endeavours, ranging from health care to logistics to economics.

This coursework masters degree, which includes a major research project, will take your expertise in mathematics and statistics to an advanced level.

The Master of Science (Mathematics and Statistics) provides excellent preparation for a specialist role in the workforce or graduate research in the field.

Customise the course to suit your interests

The course is designed with flexibility in mind. Choose from one of five areas to specialise in:

  • Applied Mathematics and Mathematical Biology
  • Operations Research and Industrial Optimisation
  • Pure Mathematics
  • Statistics and Stochastic Processes
  • Mathematical Physics and Physical Combinatorics

In addition to compulsory subjects, you’ll be able to select electives from a broad range of advanced subjects – both from your chosen specialty and from others.

You can even choose to take advanced subjects in physics, computer science or bioinformatics.

In demand globally

Qualified mathematicians and statisticians are in high demand due to a national shortage. High-level skills in this field are sought after in business, government and research organisations.

Develop your research skills

You’ll leave the course with a major research project to feature in your CV. The research project will put your skills to the test, working with one of our expert research staff on genuine mathematical or statistical problems.

If a career in research is your goal, the Master of Science (Mathematics and Statistics) is the ideal preparation for PhD studies in the field.