UNSW Master of Statistics is a 1.7-year full-time degree. It covers a range of statistical theory and practice and provides advanced training in the principles of mathematics and statistical analysis.

In addition, the program provides the necessary preparation for further research in Statistics. 

This is the master’s degree for those who are currently, or are aiming to become practicing statisticians.  

World-class Centre of Teaching & Research 

UNSW is the number one Australian university for mathematics as per the 2019 Academic Ranking of World Universities. The UNSW School of Mathematics and Statistics has more than 90 academic staff and postdoctoral fellows.  

Our innovative teaching gives you an opportunity to make practical use of the knowledge gained through your degree and learn to work independently.  


Your Career 

As well as its statistical and mathematical aspects, this degree prepares you for the problem-solving and report-writing aspects of future employment. It will also prepare you for progression to a research degree.

There are opportunities in areas as diverse as: 

  • banking 
  • insurance and investment 
  • environmental modelling 
  • oceanography 
  • meteorology 
  • computing 
  • information technology 
  • government 
  • education 
  • research. 

Our prominent academics prepare students to work in a range of occupations including: 

  • statisticians 
  • data scientists 
  • risk analysts 
  • forensic data analysts 
  • quantitative analysts. 

What Our Academics Say 

"We live in the Big Data era: we collect data everywhere, meaning that the world contains an unimaginably vast amount of digital information which is getting ever vaster ever more rapidly. Extracting the wealth of information that such data contain produces huge benefits for society, but it is a challenging task which requires skills and training. Statisticians are the people with that expertise, which explains why they have become key players in today’s job market."

 - Dr Gery Geneens, Director Postgraduate Studies, UNSW School of Mathematics and Statistics

Find Out More

You can find more information on this degree including entry requirements on the UNSW Degree Finder.