This research degree provides an opportunity for graduates to acquire high-level research skills and substantially deepen their knowledge in an area of mathematics or statistics. Students work under the guidance of a supervisor who is a full-time academic staff member of the faculty. Students may be required to take a prescribed subject in research methodology or any other subject deemed necessary by their principal supervisor.
Students acquire research skills and deepen knowledge in their chosen area of mathematics or science.
Skills in research and the ability to think mathematically are in growing demand in industry, finance and various government organisations. As a consequence, graduates of this course significantly broaden their career choices, and the research topic may be chosen to further facilitate their career paths, for example, in senior levels of market research, quantitative management and quantitative finance.