Master of Science (Mathematics and Statistics)

  • CRICOS code: 094599G

Where will this take me?


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.

Our graduates go on to work as data scientists and analysts, macroeconomists, quant analysts and data engineers.

Employers in this field include:

  • Consulting firms including PWC, KPMG and EY
  • Financial services companies such as ANZ, NAB and IAG
  • IT companies such as IBM and Telstra
  • Medical research institutes such as the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute and the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
  • Universities and public research institutions such as the CSIRO.

Technical and professional skills

On graduating from the course you’ll have in-depth knowledge of your chosen specialty, plus strong professional skills in:

  • Modelling and simulation
  • Programming using R
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving
  • Communicating research findings
  • Research planning and literature reviews.

Further study

At the end of the course, you’ll be well-placed to begin a PhD in mathematics and statistics, if you choose.

If you’re offered a place in the Master of Science (Mathematics and Statistics), with an entry score of at least 80 per cent, you’ll also receive a conditional offer for a PhD plus a guaranteed scholarship through the Graduate Research Pathway. By securing your PhD place early on, you can focus on your masters subjects, then transition into a PhD without the stress of reapplying.
More about the Graduate Research Pathway