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 senior lecturer receives top teaching award

11 July 2013 Dr Rua Murray, a University of Canterbury senior mathematics and statistics lecturer, has been recognised as one of New Zealand's top tertiary teachers. (read article)

More News

Research spotlight: Modelling Resource Pulses

Members of MARG (Alex James and Mike Plank) with scientists from Landcare have been working on modelling mast seeding in NZ forests. They suggested a new method for predicting high seedfall events based on change in summer temperature, rather than absolute summer temperature (Ecol Letters, 2013). This is being used to justify extensive pest control “The Battle For Our Birds”.

2014 honours

2014 Honours Courses and Projects Handbook

View the handbook (PDF, 413 KB)

See the semester 1 timetable


Masters and Undergraduate Scholarships

In collaboration with NIWA, the Ministry for Primary Industries is offering scholarships for Masters students in the field of quantitative fisheries science, particularly stock assessment modelling. MPI is also offering undergraduate scholarships for students interested in an Honours year or a double major in mathematics or statistics combined with biology or marine biology. Read more...

‘Christchurch is unique at the moment in that there’s a much larger platform for student participation...’

Alison Faulls Studying towards a BSc in Chemistry and Mathematics
(read profile)