Mathematics and Statistics - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

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.

UC students make the world their campus

22 December 2016 With summer here, hundreds of UC students are heading around the globe to gain hands-on experiences, learn new skills and make a difference in communities near and far. (read article)

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2017 Postgraduate Handbook

2017 Postgraduate Handbook

This handbook introduces the school's honours and postgraduate diploma programs of study and Masters and PhD programmes. View the Postgraduate Handbook (PDF, 744 KB)


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.

‘The courses on offer at UC are extremely diverse and allow for students to research whatever niche they’re into...’

Rory Collins Studying towards a BA in English and Psychology and a BSc in Philosophy and Statistics
Teacher Aide, Hagley College
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Stefan Siegmund (Technische Universität Dresden, Germany)
A dynamical systems approach to bone remodeling

Wednesday 8 March 2017, 3:00PM, Erskine 445

History of Science in India, International Symposium

Wednesday 19 April - Thursday 20 April, Erskine 031

Engineering and Science Careers Fair

Wednesday 10 May 2017, 10:00AM, Undercroft, Puaka-James Hight Building


January / February newsletter (PDF, 955 KB)

Honours Semester 1 Timetable

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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.

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IBS-AR Scholarships for Honours and coursework Masters students 2017

The Australasian Region of the International Biometric Society wants to attract enthusiastic and talented graduates or near graduates to career paths in biostatistics and biometrics. Therefore, we are offering scholarships for suitably qualified students who intend to undertake a fourth or honours year of study or a Master’s degree in statistics, mathematical statistics, biostatistics, bioinformatics or biometrics. The deadline for application for Scholarships for Honours and coursework Masters students is Monday 13 March 2017. Please send completed application and referee forms to David Baird, Secretary IBS-AR.

Academic positions in Data Science available

Applications are invited for continuing positions at the level of Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in the School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Canterbury. Applications close Tuesday, 28 February 2017.

STM TeachNZ Scholarships 2017

Science, Technology and Maths Secondary Scholarships. Scholarships cover core study fees, and pay an allowance of $10,000 for one year of study.

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.