Why study statistics at La Trobe?

Less listening, more doing

La Trobe students spend between 40% and 60% of class time practicing mathematics and building hands-on experience.

Check out our unique approach to teaching mathematics and statistics.

Unique scholarship opportunities

Eligible students can apply for a $3000 scholarship to complete a six-week research project in mathematics or statistics.

Read more about the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) Vacation Research Scholarship

Fully accredited

Our statistics program was the first to obtain accreditation from the Statistical Society of Australia Inc (SSAI).

See the full details here.

World-leading research

La Trobe’s research in statistics is rated 'above world standard'.

Australian Research Council, 2019, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Outcomes 2018

Career opportunities in statistics

Career pathways

Studying statistics builds transferable skills in data analysis, attention to detail and problem solving to prepare you for a range of careers.

Possible roles include:

  • Medical statistician
  • Applied mathematician
  • Financial analyst
  • Meteorologist
  • Sports statistician
  • Data scientist

Future employers

Potential employers of statistics graduates include:

  • Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • State and Federal government
  • Deloitte
  • Ernst & Young
  • IBM
  • PwC Australia
  • Quantium

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