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Field of Study


Graduate Diploma in Science

Statistics is the scientific application of mathematical principles to the collection, analysis, and presentation of numerical data.

Statisticians contribute to scientific inquiry by applying their mathematical knowledge to the design of surveys and experiments, collection, processing, and analysis of data and interpretation of the results.

Gain the theory and practical experience in the use of popular statistical and data analysis packages, as well as applied and theoretical statistics and probability theory. You will develop advanced skills in modern statistics so you can graduate ready to embark on a career as a professional statistician.


1 in Queensland for mathematics

QS World University Rankings 2024

Career possibilities

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Scientific researcher
  • Quality controller
  • Financial product developer
  • Risk assessor

Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (postgraduate)


How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Workshops

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Advanced Topics in Operations Research
  • Statistical Analysis of Genetic Data
  • Probability Models & Stochastic Processes
  • Health Indicators & Health Surveys
  • Clinical Biostatistics
  • Categorical Data & Generalised Linear Models

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