Good Statistics graduates who can analyse the growing amount of data available to businesses and turn it into meaningful information are in high demand.
Statistical analysis is used to make informed decisions in most areas of human endeavour, such as agriculture, industry and commerce, law, medicine, forestry, psychology, insurance and economics. The current shortage of Statistics graduates and Statistical Analysts has opened up a vast array of opportunities for graduates. Working as a Statistician often involves working with people from other areas, such those listed above. You will often be acting as a ‘trouble-shooter.’
At the University of Waikato you will learn about the fundamentals of Statistics, such as the organisation and display of data, including the critical examination of the data sources. Modelling the variability in data to calculate the reliability of answers is also part of its science.
Waikato's statistical research reputation is significant. You could have the opportunity to work alongside our leading academics in innovative research such as statistical modelling and population genetics. We also offer all honours and graduate students the benefit of one-on-one interaction with supervisors who have considerable experience in teaching theoretical and applied statistics.
Statistics at Waikato is by no means an isolated study. Students are encouraged to complement Statistics with the other studies including the sciences or finance.
Computing facilities at Waikato
The computing facilities at the University of Waikato are among the best in New Zealand. Our senior computing laboratory has a network of PCs running Linux and Windows. All students will have 24 hour access to labs equipped with the latest versions of specialist statistical software packages, including Minitab, R, Mathematica, Matlab and C++.
- Business Analyst
- Government Statistician
- Industrial Statistician
- Insurance and Finance
- Market Researcher
- Medical Statistician
- Operational Researcher
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- Directed Study
- Topics in Statistics
- Statistics Thesis
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
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120 - 180
DisciplinesStatistics Actuarial Science View 15 other Masters in Statistics in New Zealand
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Birth certificate, passport and permits
- Evidence of citizenship
- Evidence of any change of name (if your name is different from that on your birth certificate)
- A written statement in support of your application, if applicable
- Evidence of any previous tertiary study
- Proof that you meet the academic entry requirements (Completed International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma with a minimum of 24 points)
- A recognised bachelors degree with a B/B+ average, and a B/B+ average in a relevant subject if required.
International25862 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25862 USD per year during 12 months.
National5101 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 5101 USD per year during 12 months.
- Fees (Domestic): $7,098-$8,505 per year
- Fees (International): $35,980 (120 pts) or $53,970 (180 pts)
Living costs for Hamilton
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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