University of Melbourne

Melbourne Graduate School of Science

Master of Science (Mathematics & Statistics)


The University of Melbourne

Room 104, Ground Floor

Parkville, New South 3010


Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science (Mathematics & Statistics)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Masters of Science program in Mathematics and Statistics is a flexible program that allows students to study subjects across Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Physics, Operations Research, Discrete Mathematics,Statistics, Probability and Stochastic Processes. Subjects are taught at an advanced level and form an ideal preparation for research in Mathematics and Statistics, including doctoral (PhD) studies. Delivery mode and duration This is a 2 year full-time course, and is available part-time. All program subjects are delivered on-campus (Parkville). Mid-year entry is available. Entry requirements A bachelor degree with a major in an appropriate discipline with at least an H3 (65%) in the major, or equivalent. How to apply You are not required to confirm a supervisor prior to your application submission. However, we encourage students to make contact with potential supervisors prior to applications being submitted. The find an expert website will assist in this process. Career prospects Qualified mathematicians and statisticians are in very high demand, due to a national shortage. Consequently, graduates of high level degrees often attract headhunters and above-average salaries. Possible areas of employment include: •Quantitative analysis •Statistics •Consulting •Financial services •Business development •Equities analysis •Operations management •Data services •Biostatistics •Scientific programming •Government data analysis •Labour supply •Strategic management •Fund management MSc (Mathematics and Statistics) graduates may also transition into a PhD in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.


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