12 months
28440 USD/year
5484 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Statistics from University of Canterbury is challenging and rewarding. The academic staff are experts in their field of research and will be able to guide you through your postgraduate studies.


Statistics from University of Canterbury is an integral part of many industries, management, and scientific research programmes. Statistics demands the ability to use analytical techniques, statistical methods, and information technology for the manipulation and interpretation of information. There is a growing demand for statisticians and biometricians (people who conduct research and advise on experimental design, data collection, and data analysis in biology).


Many of our graduates are employed by Tatauranga Aotearoa | Stats NZ as statisticians, and in other organisations as research officers, analysts, and statistical programmers. Crown Research Institutes also employ a large number of statisticians, particularly biometricians. Other graduates are employed in the financial sector and by insurance companies, and industrial and commercial companies. Many large companies employ statisticians to deal with the increasing demand for the collection and interpretation of data.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Linear Model
  • Big Data
  • Advanced Statistical Modelling
  • Data Collection and Sampling Methods
  • Time Series and Stochastic Processes
  • Computational Statistics
  • Bayesian Inference
  • Multivariate Statistical Methods
  • Statistics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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You should apply as early as possible to give yourself maximum preparation time for visa application, fee payment, travel and accommodation arrangements. 


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Science with Honours
  • Bachelor of Speech and Language Pathology with Honours
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Science
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering Geology
  • or any bachelor's degree and a qualifying programme.
  • If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28440 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28440 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    5484 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5484 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National students - 7,618 - 8,867 NZD
  • International Students - 39,500 NZD

Living costs for Christchurch

1300 - 2000 NZD /month
Living costs

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.

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