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Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Statistics, PGDipApStat

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #176 (QS) Dunedin, New Zealand
The Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Statistics at University of Otago is a one-year programme of papers designed to prepare you to work as a statistician in business, industry or a research organisation.
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Overview

On this Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Statistics at University of Otago, you should have a degree or equivalent qualification, and have studied mathematics and statistics to a level approved by the Director of Graduate Studies in the Department, normally having passed at least a 200-level paper in calculus and a 200-level paper in statistics.

Statistics as a field of study is concerned with the collection, analysis and interpretation of numerical data. The main emphasis is on the role of random variation in observations that are made, which is why statistical theory is built on the concepts of probability.

Although the study of statistics in any depth requires some proficiency in algebra and calculus, it is not just another branch of mathematics. The use of statistical methods requires skills in problem formulation, computing and the assessment of evidence that are not always closely related to mathematical ability. Furthermore, a key ingredient for being a successful statistician is the ability to communicate complex ideas to other people in written and verbal reports.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Statistical Practice
  • Dissertation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Applications close 31 October but late applications, not requiring evaluation for credit, may be considered until 1 December.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    95

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  • Minimum required score:

    587

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General Requirements

  • Entrance requirements for postgraduate study vary by programme with most requiring a minimum bachelor-level qualification in the same field, and some having additional requirements such as relevant work experience and/or professional registration in New Zealand. 
  • A postgraduate certificate or postgraduate diploma can usually be taken at any time after the completion of your bachelor's degree.
  • If you hold an honours degree or postgraduate diploma you may be able to eligible for master’s study by thesis only. In some cases if you hold a bachelor’s degree you may apply for a coursework master’s degree or for master’s study by coursework and thesis.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17724 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17726 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    6264 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6258 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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  • National: 9,214 NZD
  • International: 26,634 NZD

Living costs for Dunedin

  • 1000 - 2300 NZD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

The University offers a number of generous masters’ awards and doctoral scholarships (for PhD and other doctoral-level study). These scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit, research ability (where applicable) and suitability within the department. No interview is required. Students already receiving a full scholarship covering tuition fees and living costs are not usually eligible.

You can find out more about our scholarship options by visiting our scholarship page: https://www.otago.ac.nz/international/future-students/international-scholarships/

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