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Master of Science in Applied Statistics
Modes of Study  Full-time/ Part-time
Duration 2 Years (full time)/ 4 Years (part time)
Level Postgraduate
Course Code 09MSAS


The Master of Science in Applied Statistics is of interdisciplinary nature that aims at consolidating and deepening the knowledge and expertise in the Statistics discipline, and to develop student’s capacity to conduct supervised research of applied nature. The programme is devised to enable candidates to explore statistical theories, techniques and models to solve complex statistically related problems in areas such as Operations Research, Statistical Modelling, Financial Statistics, Computational Methods, Biostatistics and Statistical Ecology, amongst others. The candidate will be able to frame, model and solve problems that face the public and private sectors. The programme is fully aligned with requirements of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) and the NUST Curriculum Framework. It also conforms to the regional and international standards and quality requirements


Admission Requirements 

Applicants will be considered for admission into the Master of Science in Applied Statistic if they have a minimum of Bachelor of Science in Applied Statistics Honours from the Namibia University of Science and Technology, or equivalent qualification in a related discipline from any other recognised institutions. Applicants need to provide evidence of having conducted supervised research; possess communication proficiency in the English language and may be required to make‐up specific deficiencies in coursework at the discretion of the Postgraduate Studies Committee. In addition, applicants may be required to attend a pre‐selection interview and/or test at the discretion of the department.

Applicants from other institutions must submit detailed information on all courses in their previous qualifications, as well as contact details of three referees. This also applies to applicants who have been working in the field subsequent to obtaining their previous qualifications.

Registration prior to the approval of a research proposal is provisional and will be made official only when the proposal is approved by the Postgraduate Studies Committee. These procedures will be fully explained to each prospective student during their personal interview.

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