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 - March and Mid Year Intake - August


    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 four areas to specialise in:

    • Pure Mathematics
    • Applied Mathematics and Mathematical Physics
    • Operations Research and Industrial Optimisation
    • Statistics and Stochastic Processes.

    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.