Master of Applied Statistics
Macquarie University

(Tuition fee is not stated)
1-2 years

Course Description

Master ofApplied Statistics



Risk prediction. Weather forecasts. Market research. Finance. Population growth. Emergency preparedness. Political campaigns. Insurance. Astronomy. Statistics plays a vital role in these endeavours and many more like them. As the world becomes increasingly dependent on analysing and interpreting data, the demand for highly trained statisticians continues to grow. This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to advance your career in this increasingly important field.


  • You'll gain a deep knowledge of statistics with applications for both the public and private sector
  • You'll learn how to apply contemporary statistical methods, as well as about the use of the latest computational techniques: both skills are highly valued by employers.
  • You can undertake specialised study in the areas of biostatistics, generalised linear models, time series, stochastic finance, computational statistics and data mining.

Career Opportunities


  • There is a critical shortage of professionally trained statisticians in Australia. Key government agencies such as Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) employ statisticians to inform decisions,conduct research and initiate discussion. In the corporate sector, financial institutions and insurance companies require statisticians to perform operation research, manage risk and analyse data for modelling and forecasting.


  • insurance companies
  • financial institutions
  • government departments
  • medical institutions
  • research organisations

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