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In response to COVID-19, the University of Sydney has reviewed the availability of courses to be delivered remotely for students commencing their studies in Semester 1, 2022.

This course component will be available to study remotely for students commencing in Semester 1, 2022. Please note that some units of study that are not essential to completing the course component may not be available to be studied remotely.

Note: The University intends to offer as many units of study as possible in a remote as well as face-to-face learning method of delivery in Semester 1, 2022 and subject to ongoing border closures and public health orders impacting attendance on campus, in Semester 2, 2022. However, some units of study and courses require students to study in-person at the relevant University of Sydney campus/es and host locations for placements and will not be available remotely.

About this specialisation

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.

In this specialisation 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.

Graduate opportunities

A specialisation in statistics is not only a pathway to professional employment as a statistician, but an invaluable adjunct to your career in any area.

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