• Length 2 years full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
Admission requirements
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  • Mode of delivery
    • Internal

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In disciplines as diverse as biology, economics, actuarial studies, psychology, physics, archaeology, medicine and information technology, there is always a need for qualified statisticians to make proper sense of the data. The Master of Statistics program will enable you to specialise in any of a large number of areas, as well as receive rigorous training in core statistical application and theory. This will set you up as a professional statistician whose services will be highly sought-after. With an ANU Master of Statistics you will excel in your career literally anywhere is the world. 

About this degree

The Master of Statistics requires the completion of 96 units, which must consist of:

48 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

STAT6038 Regression Modelling

STAT6039 Principles of Mathematical Statistics

STAT7001 Applied Statistics

STAT7004 Introduction to Stochastic Processes

STAT7026 Graphical Data Analysis

STAT7030 Generalised Linear Models

STAT7040 Statistical Learning

STAT8027 Statistical Inference


A minimum of 24 units from completion of courses from the following list:

STAT7006 Advanced Stochastic Processes

STAT7016 Introduction to Bayesian Data Analysis

STAT7017 Big Data Statistics

STAT7018 Stochastic Modelling

STAT7029 Design of Experiments and Surveys

STAT7042 Survival Models

STAT8002 Applied Time Series Analysis

STAT8003 Biostatistics

STAT8035 Risk Theory

STAT8036 Credibility Theory

STAT8056 Advanced Mathematical Statistics


A maximum of 24 units from completion of further 6000-level, 7000-level and 8000-level courses from the following subject areas:

ACST Actuarial Studies

COMP Computing

EMET Econometrics

FINM Financial Management

MATH Mathematics

STAT Statistics

Enrolment Status

It is possible to enrol in fewer courses per semester but it will take you longer to finish your program and get your degree. If you are an international student you must always be enrolled full-time in 24 units each semester.

Remember you will need to enrol in courses for both First Semester and Second Semester. You will be able to change your enrolment in courses up until Monday of week 1 of each semester without penalty.

2017 Study Plans

Study Options

Master of Statistics

A two year degree. You can also choose to study an elective course in Semester 2 from the following: FINM (FINM7007, FINM7008, FINM7041), EMET, ECON, MATH

Study Options

Year 1 48 units STAT6039 Principles of Mathematical Statistics 6 units STAT6046 Financial Mathematics 6 units STAT7001 Applied Statistics 6 units STAT7026 Graphical Data Analysis 6 units
STAT6038 Regression Modelling 6 units STAT7029 Design of Experiments and Surveys 6 units STAT8027 Statistical Inference 6 units STAT8002 Applied Time Series Analysis 6 units

Academic Advice

Before applying for any credit or exemption towards the program, please read the relevant information on credit application before you apply (Credit Application Form).

Students are required to discuss their course selection with the Program Convener, Dr Gen Nowak (gen.nowak@anu.edu.au). Please ensure you take a copy of your academic transcript with you when you meet with Dr Gen Nowak. He will be available during the O week in his office: Room 3.66, CBE Bld (26C)

If you are required to have a permission number to enrol the course, or any course that is approved by Dr Von-Reibnitz, please complete an Application for Enrolment Change (http://www.anu.edu.au/files/resource/Enrolment-Change-Editable.pdf) and submit it to the CBE Student Services, or email to info.cbe@anu.edu.au.

Please refer to the CBE Fast Track page:

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