The Master of Mathematical Sciences allows students with a background in a related field to expand their knowledge in the mathematical sciences to an advanced level. Students may specialise by choosing courses in the disciplines of applied mathematics, pure mathematics and statistics. These courses provide valuable training in academic literacy and research skills, as well as discipline-specific knowledge.

Applied mathematics uses mathematical techniques to answer questions about the world around us; such answers may be in the form of insights, explanations, solutions or predictions. Pure mathematics, mathematics for its own sake, studies abstract theories built by logical deduction that underpin modern science and technology. Statistics solves real-world problems by appropriately collecting, analysing and modelling data.

In the Master of Mathematical Sciences program, students specialise in one of the three disciplines or may choose a broader selection of courses tailored to their particular interests. The program includes a research project of 15 units in one of the three disciplines. The remaining 33 units consist of approved coursework.

The Master of Mathematical Sciences is an AQF Level 9 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 2 years.