Welcome to the School of Mathematics and Statistics

Mathematics and Statistics underpin almost every aspect of today’s society. Whether it is technology, business, science, social science or education, mathematics and statistics are used. Our School has an international reputation for excellence in research and in teaching, so come and join us.

Have LEGO toys become more violent?

23 May 2016 LEGO toy products have become significantly more violent in recent years, according to newly published research from the University of Canterbury. (read article)

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2016 honours

2016 Honours Courses and Projects Handbook

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MathSoc at UC

MathSoc is a free to join student-run club at the University of Canterbury. We run social and academic events for students who are interested in Mathematics and Statistics and provide support for students taking MATH/STAT courses.

‘UC offered me so many opportunities...’

Tom Logan BSc in Mathematics
PhD Student, University of Michigan, USA
(read profile)


New Data Science Qualifications

Data science is a new profession emerging along with the exponential growth in size, and availability of 'big data'. Study towards a Master of Applied Data Science or Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Data Science qualification here at UC.

Statistics consulting unit workshops and seminars for 2016

Workshops and seminars on offer in 2016 by the Statistics consulting unit. Read more for details including times, locations and intended audience and who to contact to reserve a place.

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The Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge has three PhD scholarships on offer

This is an excellent opportunity for interested students to be a part of an exciting, large multi-institutional and trans-disciplinary programme involving researchers from throughout the country. More information about the PhD projects, entry requirements and how to apply can be found on the Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge website.

Study Abroad and Exchange Programmes at UC

‌Studying overseas is a life-changing experience that broadens your horizons and opens a global network of opportunities. Develop yourself academically, geographically and culturally by studying in another country and kick start your career with a global perspective. If you are a current UC student you may be able to study overseas while completing your UC degree. If you are studying at one of UC’s partner institutions you may be eligible for the incoming student exchange programme.

Lecturer in Mathematics position available

Applications are invited from outstanding candidates for the continuing position at the level of Lecturer in the School of Mathematics and Statistics. The closing date for this position is 1 July 2016.