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In response to COVID-19, the University of Sydney has reviewed the availability of courses to be delivered remotely. 

This course will be available for students to study remotely during 2022 if they are unable to undertake face-to-face study. Please note that some units of study that are not essential to completing the degree may not be available to be studied remotely. For the latest updates on course availability, visit the COVID-19 information page

About this course

Become a leader in the field of mathematics and statistics. This degree is designed to give you deep training in mathematical sciences and will also assist you if you wish to transition from undergraduate studies to research in mathematical sciences in the future. You can focus on mathematics, statistics, financial mathematics and statistics, or data science.

You will complete a program in mathematical sciences, which includes a major in mathematics, statistics or data science.

A minor or second major can also be taken from those available for those offered by our academic schools:

Subject areas
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Admission, fees and how to apply

Depends on your qualification, citizenship status

The details on this page based on your selections are a guide only, and are subject to change.

English language proficiency

Find out if you need to prove English language proficiency (depends on your country of origin and educational background).

Your fee

Your funding & scholarships

Every year, we provide hundreds of scholarships, awards and prizes to students of all backgrounds and levels.

Every year, we provide hundreds of scholarships, awards and prizes to students of all backgrounds and levels.

How to apply

Prospective domestic students apply through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) for a Commonwealth supported place. Refer to the UAC website for key dates. Current students applying to transfer from one bachelor degree to another, apply directly to the University. The exact process will depend on the course you are currently in and the course to which you wish to transfer. For more information visit the transferring courses page. Current students applying to transfer from a diploma to a bachelor degree must apply through UAC. For other useful information, visit our How to Apply page.

Refer to the UAC website . Separate Scholarship deadlines apply - visit the scholarships webpage for details.

Starting date

Semester 1 (February) and/or Semester 2 (August)

Visit the How to Apply page for detailed information on if you need to apply directly to the University or through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). When you are ready to apply, select the `Apply Now' button on the right hand side of this course page.

Standard closing dates:

Direct Applicants:

Semester 1 - 15 January of the commencing year.
Semester 2 - 25 June of the commencing year.

We strongly encourage international applicants to apply as early as possible to allow time for visa and travel arrangements. Separate Scholarship deadlines apply - visit the scholarships webpage for details. 

UAC Applicants: Refer to the UAC website

Starting date

Semester 1 (February) and/or Semester 2 (August)

What you'll study

Master of Mathematical Sciences topics

  • Algebra
  • Advanced Mathematical Methods
  • Applied Analysis
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Statistics
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Computational Statistics
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Financial Statistics
  • Geometry
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematical Physics Measure Theory
  • Nonlinear Systems
  • Probability
  • Representation Theory
  • Statistics
  • Statistical Theory
  • Topology.

Units of Study

Applying for admission

Admission to this course is on the basis of the following criteria:

Admission pathways are open to domestic applicants on the basis of equity or other adjustment factors, including for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants. For details, visit admission pathways.

Sample study plan

Bachelor of Science and Master of Mathematical Sciences

Year Sem  Unit of study 
1 1 Calculus and Linear Algebra Intro to Statistical Methods Elective Major 2
  2 Calculus and Statistics Informatics: Data and Computation OLE Major 2
2 1 Probability and Estimation Theory Maths Selective Elective Major 2
  2 Optimisation and Financial Maths Maths Selective OLE Major 2
3 1 Financial Derivatives Convex Analysis and Optimal Control or Mathematical Computing Major 2 / Elective Major 2
  2 Stochastic Processes SStatistical Inference or Applied Linear Models Major 2 / Elective Major 2
4   Master of Mathematical Sciences topics
5   Research project

Assumed knowledge

Mathematics Extension 2, other assumed knowledge depends on major or units of study chosen for the BSc. 


Mathematics Advanced (Band 4) or Mathematics Extension 1 or 2 (Band E3). For details on the prerequisite, and how it applies to you, visit: Mathematics course prerequisites.

Credit for previous study

For more information about the University’s credit policy, please see the Credit for Previous Studies page.

Important information

Special Entry Requirements

Students with top band Extension 1 are also encouraged to apply

Career pathways
Future study options

Career Pathways

  • Business analyst
  • Bioinformatician
  • Data scientist
  • Economic modeller
  • Energy forecaster
  • Game designer
  • Health planner
  • Quantitative analyst in banking
  • Statistician
  • Market analyst
  • Meteorologist
  • Financial analyst
  • Teacher (with further study)
  • Researcher
  • Web analyst

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