Science

Mathematics - Ph.D.

3.0YEARS
KENSINGTON CAMPUS
MAP
INTAKE S1 & S2
ATTENDANCE PT or FT
MODE Independent Research

Would you like to make your own contribution to research in mathematics or statistics?

The PhD degree provides training in research up to the level necessary for initiating and carrying out unsupervised original research. PhD students carry out research on an approved topic, under the supervision of a member of staff of the School of Mathematics and Statistics. When the research is complete, the student’s thesis is submitted to international experts for examination.

MSc or PhD?

The MSc degree provides students with an introduction to research, while a PhD degree demands a much greater capacity for independent and original research.

The PhD degree usually requires at least three years of full-time study (35-40 hours per week, 48 weeks per year). Part-time PhD candidature is encouraged but only for candidates who can spend at least 20 hours per week on their research and are able to maintain regular contact with the University. PhD students whose background is not fully appropriate to the proposed research topic may be required to attend formal lecture courses in relevant subjects.

Assumed & recommended knowledge:
A four-year Bachelor's degree with first or upper second class honours from an Australian University; or a completed Masters by Research degree; or equivalent academic qualification(s) approved by the appropriate Faculty Higher Degree Committee.

Sample careers list:

  • Applied mathematician 
  • Big data scientist 
  • Biostatistician
  • Data modeller
  • Epidemiologist 
  • Financial mathematician
  • Mathematical analyst
  • Mathematical statistician
  • Mathematician
  • Postdoctoral researcher 
  • Pure mathematician
  • Quantitative analyst
  • Research associate
  • Research scientist
  • Scientific programmer
  • Statistician
  • Statistical consultant
  • University lecturer

Program Code: 

1880

UAC Code: 

N/A

CRICOS Code: 

001041E

Award Level: 

  • Ph.D.

Award: 

Doctor of Philosophy

Minimum Units Of Credit for Award: 

144