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