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Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Statistics (PGDipApStat)

This course is available


Level of Study

Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma

Next start date

Expected Jul 2023


University of Otago


The Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Statistics (PGDipApStat) is a one-year programme of papers designed to prepare you to work as a statistician in business, industry or a research organisation. You should have a degree or equivalent qualification, and have studied mathematics and statistics to a level approved by the Director of Graduate Studies in the Department, normally having passed at least a 200-level paper in calculus and a 200-level paper in statistics.

Structure of the Programme

Every programme of study shall consist of

a. STAT 490

b. STAT 481

c. three further 400-level STAT papers

Entry criteria

Every applicant shall

have been admitted to a degree of a university in New Zealand; or have been admitted ad eundem statum as entitled to proceed to the diploma and

have studied mathematics and statistics to a level approved by the Programme Director.

Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities).

English language requirements

  • IELTS Academic - Score of 6.5 in the academic module (with no individual band below 6.0). IELTS Online is also accepted.
  • Internet-based TOEFL - Score of 90 with a minimum writing score of 21
  • Paper-based TOEFL - score of 587 (TWE 4.5)
  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) & Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) - Minimum of 176
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic - Overall score of 58 with no communicative skills score below 50.
  • LanguageCert - International ESOL: C1 Expert (LRWS) with a high pass overall and no less than a pass in each skill OR C2 Mastery (LRWS) with a pass overall and no less than a pass in each skill
  • NZCEL - NZCEL 5 Academic endorsement
  • University of Otago Language Centre ‘English for Otago’, English for Postgraduate Academic Purposes (EPAP) - Grade C or higher
  • University of Auckland English Language Academy (ELA) pathway programmes - Successful completion of the English Pathway for Postgraduate Studies (EPPS) with a B Grade
  • University of Auckland Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP) - Successful completion of the certificate with a B Grade
  • English NZ's Accredited Pathway Assessment - English NZ’s Accredited Pathway Assessment Level 3 (with no skill lower than Level 2).

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