Master of Statistics

University of Wollongong

The Master of Statistics is designed for candidates holding a Bachelor degree with a minor (or major) in mathematics or statistics. This program is designed to upgrade statistical skills and to educate students to undertake advanced statistical work in industry, commerce or government, including the ability to communicate effectively with others. The UOW Master of Statistics covers a wide range of statistical theory and practice and provides advanced training to practising statisticians or those aiming to become one. This program is also designed to prepare students for further postgraduate research degrees in statistics.

Course Fee:

Australian: $61,152
International: $63,168

Entry Requirements:

A three-year Australian Bachelors degree, or equivalent, with at least one year of Statistics and an equivalent average mark of 60%, or one year of Mathematics, Engineering or similar, and an equivalent average mark of 75%.


Students will study subjects from the list of Preparation and Foundations subjects, plus an elective subject from maths, statistics or computer science. Preparation subjects include: Multivariate and Vector Calculus, Differential Equations: Analysis and Applications, Linear Algebra and Groups, Complex Variables and Group Theory, Random Variables and Estimation, Statistical Inference and Introduction to Model Building. Foundation subjects include Mathematics for Cryptography, Enhanced Programs in Differential Equations, Financial Calculus, Operations Research Numerical Analysis, Applied Probability and Financial Risk, Linear and Generalised Linear Models, Statistical Inference, and Sample Surveys and Experimental Design. You will also complete a research project. Topics include those offered by UOW staff, from the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute Summer and Winter graduate schools and classes available remotely, via the access grid room. Potential topics include Modern Inference, Advanced Data Analysis, Survey Design and Analysis, Statistical Consulting, and Experimental Design.

Subjects you can Study:


Study Pathways:

Applicants with a Bachelor of Mathematics or Statistics may apply for credit for 24 credit points (one session). Applicants with a Bachelor Honours degree in Mathematics or Statistics may apply for credit for 48 credit points (one year).

Further information:

The UOW School of Mathematics and Applied Statistics has ?above world standard? classification in the Excellence in Research for Australia rankings, and has staff that have won national awards for their teaching excellence. When you study at UOW you become part of a learning and research environment that is supported by highly qualified academic staff with expertise across a range of disciplines from pure to applied mathematics and statistics. The University of Wollongong is also home to the National Institute for Applied Statistics Research Australia (NIASRA) which is committed to developing and applying innovative statistical methods to important problems. It undertakes a range of fundamental and contract research, major consulting projects, and professional education in statistical methodology. NIASRA aims to provide leading-edge research and consulting capacity in applied statistics for Australia and our region through the skills and activities of our staff and research students. We collaborate extensively with researchers and professionals in universities, governments, businesses and industries in Australia and overseas.


Graduates of the Master of Statistics with a relevant undergraduate degree and 4-6 years' work experience are eligible to apply for membership as an Accredited Statistician with the Statistical Society of Australia.

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Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Wollongong No info Yes Part time 4 years
Wollongong No info Yes Full time 2 years
The University of Wollongong (UOW) has earned a place among the top 20 modern universities in the world through world-class research and teaching. With an international network of campuses and regional learning centres, UOW consistently rates among the top Australian universities in key areas, including graduate satisfaction and starting salaries.par par UOW offers 450 degree programs across all levels of study (undergraduate and postgraduate coursework and research), as well as English language and academic bridging programs through UOW College. The University currently has 36,180 students enrolled in its onshore and offshore campuses, including 15,820 international students.

The University's commitment to students is evident in UOW graduates, who are recognised for their capability, quality and success in the global workplace. UOW continues to focus on offering personalised experiences and outstanding learning environments.

The city of Wollongong is located just 90 minutes south of Sydney - close enough to be within the daily reach of the Sydney central business district, but without the rush and expense of a big city. Wollongong is the primary city of the Illawarra region of New South Wales, and is Australia's ninth-largest city. More than 295,500 people live in the region. There are very strong support networks for international students and their families to help settle into life in Wollongong.

The UOW Wollongong campus lies between tree-covered mountains and the broad, blue waters of the Pacific Ocean offering students the perfect Australian lifestyle. It's an ideal learning environment that helps students get the most out of their studies. With its parkland setting and extensive learning and recreational facilities, the campus is arguably the most beautiful university campus in Australia. And the UOW Innovation Campus - an award winning, world-class research and commercial precinct developed by UOW - is located less than 10 minutes away.

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