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 Chancellor speaks at WWI memorial rededication

17 December 2015 The UC Chancellor has witnessed the rededication of a WWI Memorial Window, recalling its great historical and emotional resonance for the University. (read article)

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2016 honours

2016 Honours Courses and Projects Handbook

View the handbook (PDF, 941 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.

‘UC caters to many areas of Physics and Mathematics...’

Toby Hendy Studying towards a BSc in Physics and Mathematics
(read profile)


Siegfried M. Rump (Head of the Institute for Reliable Computing, Hamburg University of Technology)
Computer-assisted proofs using only floating-point arithmetic

Thursday, 3 March 2016, 3:00pm, Erskine 445

Elena Moltchanova and Daniel Gerhard (Statistical Consulting Unit, University of Canterbury)
Meet the Statistical Consulting Unit and Learn How to Survive the Statistics in Your Thesis

Tuesday, 15 March 2016, 2:00pm, Undercroft 101

Seminar archive


Semester 1 honours timetable

Timetables for 400-level courses that are double coded with 300-level courses can be found in the course information system.

School Administration Assistant position available

This is a part-time (24 hours per week), continuing position. Applications close 15 February 2016.

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.

Health and safety briefing for undergraduate students (Powerpoint, 4 MB)

December newsletter (PDF, 1 MB)

Newsletter archive

2016 Honours Courses and Projects Handbook (PDF, 941 KB)

Announcement archive