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Master of Science (Statistics)

This course is available

On-Campus, Online

Level of Study

Master's Degree

Duration

1 year

Next start date

Expected Jul 2024

Campus

Manawatu Campus

Summary

Specialise in Statistics for your Master of Science at Massey

The Master of Science (Statistics) will teach you the key theories of statistics and the quantitative skills to conduct robust statistical analyses that are effective in the real world. It is most appropriate if you are passionate about statistics and wish to move on to further in-depth research.

Science of evidence

Statistics is the science of evidence. It allows us to quantify risk and make effective decisions even when we are uncertain about the world around us. Is this new treatment effective against breast cancer? What advertisements should my website display in order to increase my revenue? How can I better interpret that weak distress signal coming from a vessel far out at sea?

Learn from the experts

Your lecturers in the Master of Science (Statistics) are experts in their field, leading international statistical research in areas such as statistical quality control, geophysical hazard modelling, systems biology and transportation science.

Friendly environment - passionate scientists

There is a well-established community of fundamental scientists and students at Massey. We have large active student groups where we work together to share discoveries and research and provide peer support.

A multi-disciplinary environment

When you study statistics at Massey, you’ll benefit from the multi-disciplinary environment, and a world-leading science faculty with expertise in all the fundamental sciences.

Applied statistics

If you are already in the workforce and are looking for skills to directly apply to your role, or you are interested in a more applied master’s, you may be interested in the Master of Applied Statistics. This programme includes a ‘statistical consulting’ course.

A Master of Science in Statistics is a good fit if you:

have an undergraduate major in statistics, or equivalent

are particularly interested in the research aspects of statistics

are interested in progressing to further research such as a PhD.

Entry criteria

All students must meet university entrance requirements to be admitted to the University.

Specific requirements

To enter the Master of Science (Statistics) you will have been awarded or qualified for:

the Bachelor of Science with Honours in Statistics, having achieved a B grade average over the contributing courses, or

the Postgraduate Diploma in Science and Technology in Statistics, having achieved a B grade average over the contributing courses.

You must submit an approved research supervision plan with your application. This means you need to secure the agreement of a suitable supervisor for your agreed research topic.

You will need to provide verified copies of all academic transcripts for studies taken at all universities other than Massey University.

International English Language Requirements:

  • IELTS - 6.5 overall and minimum 6.0 in each band
  • TOEFL iBT – Overall score 90, minimum 20 in Writing
  • Cambridge English - C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a score of 176. No less than 169 in each skill.
  • NCEL - Level 5
  • PTE - 58 overall and minimum 50 in each communicative skills
  • LanguageCert - C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with HIGH PASS and no less than Pass in each skill or C2 Mastery IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill

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