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