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
    • Macro economists
    • Quant analysts
    • 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 WEHI and the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
    • Academic and public research institutions such as universities and 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 have a weighted average mark of 80% or higher in your undergraduate major, you may be eligible for the Graduate Research Pathway in Science. This is a 5-year course of study made up of the Master of Science (Mathematics and Statistics) and a PhD in the same field.