Statistics deals with creating, developing and applying scientific methods on collection, presentation, analysis and interpretation of data. Statisticians determine what information is reliable and which predictions can be trusted.
This three-year undergraduate course leads to the degree of Bachelor of Science (BSc) in the M stream, which encompasses programmes/ majors within the disciplines of Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics and Statistics. Possible major subject combinations include any two of the following:
CASSE is an Alternative Access and Academic Support Programme that caters for prospective students whose academic potential was not realised due to a disadvantaged educational background.
All first-time South African applicants to UKZN for entry into degree/ diploma study (Grade 12s and undergraduate transfer students from other institutions) must apply via the Central Applications Office (CAO).
A one year specialist programme leading to an Honours degree. Applicants must have a relevant 3-year or equivalent qualification to be considered for Honours. Spaces are very limited and a careful selection process is followed.
A Master of Science programme is offered, whereby students engage in research under the supervision of an academic staff member. Entrance is decided by the track record of the student and the availability of a suitable supervisor. This degree takes a minimum of one year.
A Doctor of Philosophy programme is offered where students engage in new and original research supervised by academic members of staff. This is typically two to four years of study and normally follows on from a Master of Science Degree.
Applications must be submitted to our College office. Visit the College website to see the steps to follow, download the application pack/ forms and access the link to apply online
We are a research-led institution, producing knowledge for the rapidly-changing and information-rich world.
UKZN Research Space was developed to increase the visibility, availability and impact of tour students’ research output.