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Statistics

Honours

Statistics are used in all areas of the sciences and social sciences, and underlie the making of scientific inferences under uncertainty. In studying statistics, you will look at the areas of probability and theoretical and applied statistics, and the application of these methods in a number of areas of science. You will also learn about the design of experiments and sample surveys, and all problems of data analysis.

About honours

The School of Mathematics and Statistics offers an honours program in statistics for eligible students. In the statistics honours program, you will undertake a major research project in a specialised area of statistics, under the direction of a supervisor who is expert in your selected topic and can guide you throughout your research.

You will submit a thesis embodying the results of your investigation and undertake coursework units.

Active research areas in statistics include applied probability, modelling and inference, asymptotic methods, bioinformatics, computational statistics, extreme value theory, and time series and stochastic processes.

Unit of study requirements for Honours in the area of Statistics: completion of 24 credit points of project work and 24 credit points of coursework.

For further details about honours and who to contact for more information, please visit the Science honours page.

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The course information on this website applies only to future students. Current students should refer to faculty handbooks for current or past course information.

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