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Master of Statistics (MSc)


University of Otago Division of Sciences

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About the course

Statistics is a discipline concerned with understanding patterns and relationships in data in the presence of variation and uncertainty. How do we discover the “truth” or signal hidden in the noise?

In the statistics programme you learn:

  • how to design research studies and collect reliable data;
  • how to build thoughtful statistical models which allow us to understand the key features in a complex system;
  • how to use the statistical models to answer research questions;
  • how to produce informative and engaging graphical representations of data;
  • the mathematical underpinnings of statistics;
  • the computation skills necessary to do all these things; and
  • skills in communicating statistical concepts and analyses to a range of audiences.

Statisticians collaborate with people in a broad range of fields across

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Entry Requirements

Every applicant must either be a graduate with an average grade of at least B for the appropriate 300-level papers, or have alternative qualifications or experience acceptable to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Sciences).

In considering an applicant's qualifications, regard will be had to the detail of the course of study followed to gain the qualification, as well as the applicant's performance in the programme.

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