Bachelor of Science
The Mathematics and Statistics Learning Centre (MSLC) is where current undergraduate students can find resources, academic support and course advice.
- Oasis: the home of student support, learning resources and reading packs.
- Consultation hours: consultation times are available throughout the semester and exam periods. Find out more about what support is available for each subject.
- Course advice: advice is available to help you choose your major, electives and to plan your course.
Outstanding students may be eligible to undertake an undergraduate research project or complete a masters-level subject in their third year.
Read more about these opportunities
Masters and Graduate Diploma of Science (Advanced)
The Master of Science (Mathematics and Statistics) Handbook entry provides information on course structure, subject options and entry requirements.
- Master of Science (Mathematics & Statistics) Guide: 2020 edition [PDF]
- Attendance at research group seminars is required
- MAST90079: Credit is available for some studies towards the Master of Science at the AMSI Summer School.
Coordinator: Diarmuid Crowley
Master of Computational Biology
The Master of Computational Biology Handbook entry provides information on course structure, subject options and entry requirements.
Coordinator: James McCaw
Master of Data Science
The Master of Data Science Handbook entry provides information on course structure, subject options and entry requirements.
Coordinators: Trevor Cohn and Howard Bondell
The Handbook provides information on course structure, subject options and entry requirements for the following graduate research courses:
Staff are available to assist you with queries regarding your current candidature:
- Academic Support Officer for Graduate Research students:
Ms Kirsten HOAK: email@example.com
- Graduate Research Coordinator
Dr David GEPNER: firstname.lastname@example.org
- For assistance with the Bachelor of Science or the Master of Science: Contact Stop 1
- Possible supervisors for graduate research
- Graduate Research Hub: guides for all current graduate researchers, with information covering orientation through to graduation
- Expectations and obligations for Graduate Research students
- Graduate Research Student Travel
- Peer Mentoring Program: Write Smarter: Feel Better Program [PDF]
- The Graduate Student Association (GSA) is the student representative body for all graduate students at the University. They provide independent support, representation and advice.
- Melbourne University Mathematics and Statistics Society (MUMS)
- The Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI)
- Australian Maths Society (AustMS) jobs page.
- MathSciNet: a valuable online research tool for mathematics.
- Careers in Maths and Statistics: your skills in maths and statistics can be applied to a range of industries.
- Student-Staff Liaison Committee: ensures that students’ voices are heard in matters regarding teaching and learning.
- LaTeX resources
The University of Melbourne has one of the most generous scholarship programs in Australia. With over 1200 scholarships and prizes available for new and current students, it's more than likely there is one that you're eligible for either when you start your course or during your studies.
There are a number of scholarships available to high-achieving students studying mathematics and statistics at both undergraduate and graduate levels. You will be automatically considered for a number of scholarships, but some awards will be assessed by application.
These undergraduate scholarships are in recognition of academic success and overall performance. You will automatically be considered for these scholarships based on your academic results.
- Exceptional Talent Scholarship supports exceptional students who have applied for the Bachelor of Science and who are intending to major in Mathematics and Statistics.
- The Dixson Scholarship for Applied Mathematics is awarded as three prizes, based on academic results, nominated by the Head of Mathematics and Statistics.
- The Dixson Scholarship for Pure Mathematics is awarded as two prizes based on academic results, nominated by the Head of Mathematics and Statistics.
- The Maurice H. Belz Prize in Statistics is awarded on academic merit to a third year student continuing with graduate studies in the Faculty of Science.
- The Maurice H. Belz Prizes in Statistics are awarded to the highest and second-highest aggregate marks in the major second-year subjects Probability and Statistics.
- The John Macfarland Exhibition is awarded to the highest achieving first year student in Pure Mathematics.
- The Stephen Bell Prize is awarded to the Bachelor of Science student achieving the highest score in the second-year subject Engineering Mathematics.
- The M. L. Urquhart Third Year Prize is presented to the top third year student for their over performance in Discrete Mathematics and Operations Research,
- The Norma Mcarthur Prize is awarded to the most outstanding student in third-year Statistics of the Bachelor of Science.
- The E.R. Love Prize is awarded to third-year Bachelor of Science students placed first in the subjects Mathematics and Statistics.
There are awards available to graduate students for both coursework and research projects to recognise your hard work and achievement.
Awarded by automatic consideration:
- The Professor Nanson Prize is awarded for the best original memoir on a subject in Pure or Applied Mathematics.
- The Professor Wilson Prize is awarded for the best thesis in Pure or Applied Mathematics.
- The Wyselaskie Scholarships – Mathematics is awarded to the best graduate student in Mathematics.
- The M L Urquhart Graduate Prize is presented to the graduate student with the best overall performance in mathematics as a part of the Master of Science research degree.
- The Dwight Prize in Mathematical Statistics is awarded to the student with the highest results in Statistics and Stochastic Processes in the Master of Science.
- Helen Freeman Scholarship for Mathematics and Statistics supports female students in the first year of the Master of Science.
- Helen Freeman Scholarship for Computational Biology is a two-year scholarship to support female students in their first year of the Master of Computational Biology.
- The Professor Maurice H. Belz Fund supports graduate coursework or research for students travelling overseas for further study in statistics.
- Graduate Research Student Travel funding is available to support students to engage with national and international academic communities to advance their research training and their project through travel to conferences, workshops and direct collaborations.
- Master of Science (Mathematics and Statistics) Scholarship: If you achieve an average mark of 75% of greater while studying full-time and are not the recipient of a "National Scholarship" or another scholarship valued over $4000 in that year, you will receive a scholarship installment of $2000 (total maximum scholarship is $6000 over the course of your degree).
- Xing Lei PhD Scholarship in Mathematics and Statistics provides additional financial support for commencing PhD candidates who are recipients of an Australian Postgraduate Award, Melbourne Research Scholarship or Melbourne International Research Scholarship and are working on a project which combines advances in a theoretical area in mathematics (including probability and statistics) with their applications in other fields including, but not limited to, biology, information technology, engineering and medicine.