Statistics
Department of Mathematics & Statistics
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Study Statistics

The Department offers a wide selection of statistics papers. Statistics can be studied alone or in combination with other subjects to produce course structures that develop students’ skills in useful ways. Statistics students are regarded highly by potential employers for their logical analytical training.

These sections outline the requirements for completing an ordinary or Honours degree in Statistics. If you have any questions about statistics papers or course structure, please contact the relevant Director of Studies.

  • A major in Statistics
  • A minor in Statistics
  • A double major in Maths and Stats
  • Honours in Statistics
  • Combined or Double Honours
  • Diplomas available as alternatives to Honours

A Major in Statistics

The Bachelor of Science (BSc) and Bachelor of Arts (BA) degrees in Statistics are made up of 360 points and normally can be completed in three years. The 360 points must include 180 above 100-level, of which at least 72 will be in papers above 200-level. Each 3-year degree must also satisfy what is called a Major Subject Requirement. You can fulfil such a requirement in Statistics for a BSc or BA with one of two recommended themes:

BSc or BA in Statistics with a “Statistics” theme

  • 100-level: STAT 110 or 115; MATH 160 and 170.
  • 200-level: STAT 261, MATH202 or MATH203, plus 36 points from 200-level STAT (or above).
  • 300-level: STAT 362 and STAT 380 plus 36 points from 300-level STAT (or above).

Other papers approved by the Head of Department may be substituted for up to 36 points at either the 200-level or 300-level.

BSc or BA in Statistics with an “Applied Statistics” theme

  • 100-level: STAT 110 or 115; MATH 160 and MATH170.
  • 200-level: STAT 241 plus 36 points from 200-level STAT (or above).
  • 300-level: STAT 341 and STAT 380 plus 36 points from 300-level STAT (or above).

Students who are not enrolled in a combined degree programme must also fulfill the requirements for an approved Minor.

Other papers approved by the Head of Department may be substituted for up to 36 points at either the 200-level or 300-level.

A Minor in Statistics

Minor in Statistics

  • 100-level: STAT 110 or STAT 115
  • At least four STAT papers above 100-level, including at least one at 300-level or above

A Double Major in Mathematics and Statistics

To get a double major in a BA or a BSc, one must fulfil the requirements of each major. Some students can accomplish this in 3 years, but it generally takes longer.

Double Major in Mathematics and Statistics

  • 100-level: STAT 110 or 115; MATH 160 and MATH 170.
  • 200-level: 54 points from 200-level MATH, including MATH 202 or MATH 203; 54 points from 200-level STAT, including STAT 261.
  • 300-level: 72 points from 300-level MATH; 72 points from 300-level STAT, including STAT 362 and STAT 380.

Honours in Statistics

You can enhance your degree in Statistics by taking an extra year of courses, to obtain either a Bachelor of Science with Honours or a Bachelor of Arts with Honours. For both of these degrees the prerequisites and programme are as follows:

Prerequisites: STAT 362, STAT 380, plus two 300-level STAT papers and both MATH 202 and MATH 203, with an average grade of at least B+ in the STAT papers

Programme: STAT 490 plus four 400-level STAT papers

See the Honours page

Postgraduate diplomas

If you have an ordinary degree then you may consider taking one of our postgraduate diplomas in Statistics:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Science (PGDipSci)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Statistics (PGDipApStat)
  • Diploma for Graduates (DipGrad)

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