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Master of Applied Statistics


About This Masters Degree

Course Description

Overview
The Master of Applied Statistics is designed to train graduates for employment as statisticians. Specialised study is also available in the areas of biostatistics, epidemiological methods, generalised linear models, time series and stochastic finance.

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-applied-statistics

Key benefits
- Gives you a deeper knowledge of statistics with applications for both the public and private sector
- Teaches you the applications of contemporary statistical methods and the use of the latest computational techniques: both skills are highly valued by employers
- Offers great flexibility to suit all interests and development needs

Suitable for
Students who wish to work as statisticians or students who are already working in other roles which require a deeper knowledge of statistics.

English language requirements
IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent

All applicants for undergraduate or postgraduate coursework studies at Macquarie University are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English.
For more information see English Language Requirements. http://mq.edu.au/study/international/how_to_apply/english_language_requirements/

You may satisfy the English language requirements if you have completed:
- senior secondary studies equivalent to the NSW HSC
- one year of Australian or comparable tertiary study in a country of qualification

Careers
- Career Opportunities
There is a critical shortage of professionally trained statisticians in Australia. Key government agencies such as Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) employ statisticians to inform decisions, conduct research and initiate discussion. In the corporate sector, financial institutions and insurance companies require statisticians to perform operation research, manage risk and analyse data for modelling and forecasting.

Employers
- insurance companies
- financial institutions
- government departments
- medical institutions
- research organisations

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-applied-statistics

Entry Requirements

Minimum admission requirements: • Australian level 7 bachelor's qualification or recognised equivalent; • GPA of 2.50 (out of 4.00)

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