Mathematics and statistics

Why study Mathematics and statistics?

Our program caters for graduates wanting advanced training and for graduates of other disciplines who wish to update their skills or retrain in computer science, mathematics or statistics. Master's-level training is available in statistical modelling of physical, biological and economic phenomena. Data analysis using computer-related technology is emphasised.

See the Research tab for information about Master's by research, or PhD.

View the College of Science, Health and Engineering Handbook for detailed information on entry requirements, course structure, assessment and potential thesis topics.

As a La Trobe graduate you may be eligible for our 10% Alumni Advantage when you apply for a full-fee postgraduate coursework program.

Career opportunities

There is a worldwide shortage of qualified statisticians. Graduates are prepared for a range of careers that require quantitative skills. Mathematics and statistics play a crucial role in many areas of science including computer science and the life sciences.


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For further information on the Master of Statistical Science contact:

Dr Andriy Olenko
Phone +61 3 9479 2609

For further information on the Postgraduate Diploma in Science, in mathematics or statistics, see the Honours page.

Related study options

Your study experience

AMSI Summer School

The Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) Summer School gives you a chance to build your skills and network with other research students while extending your knowledge in mathematics and statistics.

Overseas study opportunities

As a La Trobe student, you can broaden your horizons by studying overseas with one of our global exchange partners. We have partnerships with more than 100 universities in over 30 countries throughout Asia, Europe and North and South America.

About the academic staff

You'll get to meet a large number of staff during your studies, from tutors through to lecturers and supervisors. View all staff in the College of Science, Health and Engineering.