School of Mathematics and Statistics

School of Mathematics and Statistics

The School of Mathematics and Statistics is home to mathematics, the world’s oldest continuously-studied academic discipline. All the subjects we teach have an important history and exciting future.


Our students engage with ideas at the frontiers of pure and applied mathematics, logic and stochastic processes, led by the School’s world-class academic staff.


We collaborate widely, partnering with researchers in many disciplines including ecology, geophysics, linguistics, music and psychology.


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Latest News

29 Jan 2016 - 11:01Victoria’s new degree to fill gap across multiple industries
The first group of students from Victoria University of Wellington has successfully completed the country’s only university course in actuarial science. The University’s Head of the School of Mathematics ... More »
14 Dec 2015 - 16:45NZMASP Conference 2015
The New Zealand Mathematics and Statistics Postgraduate Conference (NZMASP), run this year by the University of Waikato in Taupo, is an annual event that provides students with the chance to present their ... More »

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Your First Year

Find out about Victoria's mathematical sciences study options, first year courses, admission criteria and how to apply.

Master of Applied Statistics

The Master of Applied Statistics (MAppStat) is designed to train students in a range of advanced statistical techniques and to provide them with an appreciation of the variety of work undertaken by professional statisticians.

Yuki Fujita

“It’s exciting to apply what I’ve learnt to real world data, try different approaches and see what results we get.”

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Courtney Jones

Best jobs are in Maths

Actuary, Mathematician and Statistician have yet again been ranked among the 4 top careers in an annual survey.

Actuarial Science

Actuarial Science

What is an actuary? Why study to be one? Find out more about the profession and our Actuarial Science programme.