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Master of Science (Mathematics & Statistics)

Master of Science (Mathematics & Statistics) (MSCN)

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • External
  • Online
Campus
  • Toowoomba
Duration
  • 2 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start
  • Jan, May, Sep

Overview

  • UniSQ's Master of Science (Mathematics and Statistics) is ideal for graduates from any discipline who are looking to develop their mathematics/statistics knowledge and skills. Even if you haven’t studied in some time, this degree will provide you with an in-depth education in mathematical and/or statistical techniques and problem solving skills. The degree is completely available online, but courses are also available on-campus, meeting study requirements for international students. 
  • Examine the fundamentals of theoretical and applied statistics, mathematical modelling and operations research, and computing and coding skills. This degree incorporates practical methods for undertaking analysis, modelling and evidence-based, data-driven decision-making.
  • If you already have a bachelor degree or equivalent experience and are looking to expand your knowledge into the area of maths and statistics, the Master of Science (Mathematics and Statistics) is the degree for you.
  • You will have the opportunity to decide between two different pathways of study in your masters degree:
    • Research Project track — the Research Project track equips you with research skills and allows you to develop a research thesis through a project in your chosen disciplinary application area.
    • Research Training track — the Research Training track allows you to develop your research capability and gain specialised cognitive and technical skills to prepare for a professional career in science.
Thinking of studying in 2024? UniSQ will be delivering flexible new ways of teaching, with different calendar offerings, making the balance of study and life easier. Read more in our new academic calendar FAQs.

Career outcomes

  • Graduates with extensive experience in mathematics and/or statistical knowledge and skills are in high demand in a variety of industries, including: Public Administration and Safety; Financial and Insurance Services; Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; and Education and Training.
  • Would you like to work for the Australian Bureau of Statistics, one of the ‘big four’ banks, an insurance company, in computing, logistics, engineering or finance? Graduates of this degree are in high demand in a variety of industries.
  • Specific jobs include work as a Mathematician, Operations Manager, Financial Analyst, Systems Analyst, Supply Chain Analyst, Business Systems Analyst, Data Mining Researcher, Speech Processing Researcher and Market Researcher.

Entry requirements 

  • 3-year Bachelor degree from an Australian university or equivalent. 
  • or
  • equivalent professional work experience, as determined through the Credit and Exemption procedure.
  • have knowledge of mathematics at least equivalent to that found in MAT1102 Algebra and Calculus I

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Pathways

UniSQ offers a number of bachelor degrees for you to study to help you meet the entry requirements for your chosen degree.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 16 units.

Courses to be studied Units
9-12 x core courses 9-12
0-3 x approved courses 0-3
2-4 x research courses 4
Total 16

Refer to the UniSQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this degree are:

Study mode Cost
Commonwealth supported AUD 5000
Domestic full fee paying AUD 26880

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2024. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level. Find out if you are eligible for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

Scholarships

At UniSQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to UniSQ.

Intakes

You can select to start your study in Trimester 1, 2 or 3.

Study period  Application closing date Orientation  Study period start date Finish date
Trimester 1, 2024  Monday 22 January Monday 15 January Monday 22 January Friday 26 April 
Trimester 2, 2024 Monday 13 May Monday 6 May Monday 13 May  Friday 16 August
Trimester 3, 2024 Monday 2 September Monday 26 August Monday 2 September Friday 6 December 

More information on applying key dates is available.

Further information

Discover further information on applying to study at UniSQ that is relevant to you.

Got questions?

 

Begin your study journey today with the university rated 5/5 stars for graduates starting salaries* and start the degree that’s right for you.

*Good Universities Guide 2024

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What is a Master of Science (Mathematics & Statistics) degree?

A Masters in Mathematics (or equivalent) is ideal if you have already studied an undergraduate degree and you are looking to enhance your mathematics and statistics knowledge. When you study a Master in Mathematics you will develop and in-depth understanding of math and/or statistics techniques and problem solving skills.

Examine the basic principles of theoretical and applied statistics, coding, math modelling and operations research with UniSQ’s Master of Science (Mathematics & Statistics).

How long does a Master of Science (Mathletics & Statistics) take to complete?

The duration of a Masters in Mathematics will vary depending on the learning provider you choose.

At UniSQ a Master of Science (Mathematics & Statistics) will take you approximately two years to complete. Some students choose to study part-time which increases the time it takes to finish the required course.

What are the career opportunities?

All of our degrees focus on developing your ability to apply the skills and knowledge you’ve gained into a career of your choice. Graduating with a Master in Mathematics opens up many career prospects in a variety of settings, including:

  • public administration and safety
  • finance and insurance services
  • professional, scientific and technical services
  • education and training. 
Why study the Master of Science (Mathematics & Statistics) at UniSQ?

Gain a strong start to your career in Mathematics and Statistics with UniSQ.

  • Learn from world class lecturers – UniSQ is ranked above world standard for Numerical & Computational Mathematics according to the latest ERA results.
  • We are rated 5/5 stars for science and mathematic graduates in full time employment.*
  • UniSQ is rated 5/5 stars for overall postgrad experience and support.* 

*Good Universities Guide 2023.

Are flexible study options available?
Yes! At UniSQ, we focus on providing our students with the flexibility to undertake a mathematics degree online or on-campus. Take one subject at a time or take extra subjects when life allows it – the choice is yours! Discover more about the ways to study at UniSQ.