PGDip - Statistics as a subject
Statistics is available as a minor and postgraduate subject. Students interested in undergraduate Statistics should consider the Data Analytics major.
Postgraduate diplomas provide the opportunity for continuing professional development in the same area as an original degree. A postgraduate diploma can often lead to a masters degree.
Studying Statistics at the University of Waikato will help you to become a critical decision maker in industry. You'll know how to collect and analyse data to lead organisations to informed decisions rather than just hunches or guesses.
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Entry usually requires a bachelors degree (or equivalent) and an advanced level of study in your subject area.
|Start Dates:||Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July)|
|Estimated Fees* (International):||$34,085 - $43,575 per year|
|Entry Requirements:||Postgraduate International|
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|*Tuition fees shown are indicative only and may change. There are additional fees and charges related to enrolment please see the Table of Fees and Charges for more information. You will be sent an enrolment agreement which will confirm your fees.|
- Business Analyst
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Papers available within Statistics
Prescriptions for the PGCert(Stats), PGDip(Stats), BSc(Hons), MSc and MSc(Res)
The paper DATAX520 is normally available only for the BCMS(Hons) degree.
To complete a PGCert(Stats), students must complete 60 points at 500 level consisting of 60 points from papers listed for Statistics.
To complete a PGDip(Stats), students must complete 120 points at 500 level including at least 90 points from papers listed for Statistics.
Enrolment in papers towards the BSc(Hons) is only by invitation of the Head of School. To complete a BSc(Hons) in Statistics, students must complete 120 points at 500 level, including at least 60 points from the papers listed for Statistics, of which at least 30 points must be in research (normally DATAX591).
To complete an MSc in Statistics, students admitted under section 2(a) of the MSc regulations must complete 180 points at 500 level including DATAX592 and at least 60 points from papers listed for Statistics.
To complete an MSc (Research) in Statistics, students admitted under section 2(a) of the MSc (Research) regulations must complete 180 points at 500 level consisting of DATAX594 and 60 points from papers listed for Statistics.
Candidates for these graduate qualifications should select their papers in consultation with the Graduate Advisor in Statistics of the Department of Mathematics.
 The PGCert(Stats), PGDip(Stats), MSc and MSc(Res) will not be offered from 1 July 2023.
Scholarships and prizes
Selected scholarships for Statistics students.
New to Waikato? The International Excellence Scholarship is worth up to $10,000.
Looking for more scholarships?
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