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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Coming Events

Oct21Seminar Whether or Not; More or Less? The manifold applications of partition entropy

Speaker: Roger Bowden
Date: Wednesday 21st October 2015
Time: 02:00 PM
Venue: Cotton Club, Cotton 350 More »

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Latest News

26 Sep 2015 - 17:01Dillon Mayhew - Nights Programme on Radio New Zealand
Since March Dillon Mayhew has started visiting Nights programme on Radio New Zealand. He has been talking to Bryan Crump about mathematics generally, while they have also discussed the new book by Cedric ... More »
30 Jun 2015 - 11:08Actuarial science now offered as major
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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.

Summer Courses

MATH 132: Introduction to Mathematical Thinking and STAT 193: Statistics for the Natural and Social Sciences are offered over January and February 2016.

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.