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Master of Statistical Science

Course Description

We have a reputation as one of Australia's most progressive teaching departments in the mathematical and statistical sciences.

This course gives you the opportunity to further your understanding of the statistical modelling of physical, biological and economic phenomena, so you can contribute to applied research and development in industry, commerce and research.

It places particular emphasis on data analysis using computer-related technology and to the fundamental theory of applied statistics methodology. You can select studies from a wide range of components, and you will have the opportunity to complete a minor thesis in your second year.

As part of this course, you may complete subjects offered through the Key Centre of Statistical Science (KCSS), which comprises of La Trobe University, Monash University and RMIT. Additionally, you can also complete appropriate subjects offered nationally through the Access Grid Room Network.

English Language Requirements

IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted.
Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English)
for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher.

Or approved international equivalent.

Professional recognition

Once you have completed the first year of the Master of Statistical Science, you are eligible for accreditation as an Accredited Statistician (AStat) by the Statistical Society of Australia Inc., provided that you have four years of practical experience in applying statistics.

How to apply

Apply now (http://www.latrobe.edu.au/study/how-to-apply/international/undergraduate-and-postgraduate) or ask us a question (http://www.latrobe.edu.au/study/contact/international/ask-a-question) if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

A limited number of Postgraduate Excellence Scholarships are available, offering a 20 per cent discount on course fees. Learn more -http://www.latrobe.edu.au/study/how-to-apply/postgrad-excellence-scholarship

Visit the Master of Statistical Science page on the La Trobe University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

An Australian Bachelor's degree with a major in statistics, or approved international equivalent. If you have an Honours degree, you may be accepted into the second year of the course.

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