Master of Applied Statistics

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There is a growing national and international demand in government, the social and physical sciences, business and finance for statistics and quantitative analysis, which are required for interpretation of the great variety and quantity of data generated in the information age.

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.

This one-year taught Master’s programme can be completed in three trimesters (March–June, July–October, November–February) full time or up to three years part time. Normally, students start the programme either in March or in July. Graduates of the programme will have developed strong research, analytical and communication skills.

Programme of study

The MAppStat consists of two components: course work and practical training that has a professional focus through the inclusion of practicum and statistical consultancy. These give the programme unique characteristics among applied statistics programmes internationally.

  • Part 1: STOR 487 or STAT 487; 105 points from an approved combination of OPRE 451-482, STAT 431-489, STOR 440–482
  • Part 2: STAT 480, 501, 581

A candidate who has completed Part 1 of the degree but not Part 2 may be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Statistics.

A list of courses, along with more detailed information, can be found in the School's postgraduate prospectus.

The Master of Applied Statistics brochure gives more information about the programme.

Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree in a relevant quantitative subject with a good academic performance, and acceptance as a candidate by the Head of School.


Prospective students should seek advice from the Programme Director before enrolling.