The Master of Mathematical Sciences allows students with a bachelor degree in the mathematical sciences or a related field to expand their knowledge in the mathematical sciences to an advanced level. Students may choose courses across the disciplines of applied mathematics, pure mathematics and statistics. These courses provide deep discipline-specific knowledge, as well as valuable training in academic literacy and research skills. In addition, students complete a substantial research project.

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.

The program enables students to build skills across all three areas, while providing sufficient flexibility for interested students to study a particular area in more depth.

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