HKU Dept of Statistics & Actuarial Science, HKU
Dept of Statistics & Actuarial Science, HKU
BSc (Major in Statistics / Risk Management)
BSc (Major in Decision Analytics)
Research Postgraduate

Master of Statistics (2017 Admission)

 Aims and Features

The degree of Master of Statistics is a one year full-time / two years part-time programme, which has been restructured from the previous degree of Master of Social Sciences in Applied Statistics that was launched in September 1987. Since the first graduation in 1989, we expect to have about 820 graduates when the present cohort completes the programme.

This programme is designed to provide a rigorous training in the principles and practice of statistics. It emphasizes applications and aims to prepare candidates for further study, research, consulting work and administration in various fields through computer-aided and hands-on experience.

     Study Programme Admission figures in 2016-17
     Master of Statistics (Full time) 30
     Master of Statistics (Part time) 35
Updated on Oct 31, 2016

 Admission Information

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  • Programme Structure
  • Admission and Application Method
  • Application Deadlines:
  • Main Round       : December 15, 2016
  • Clearing Round : At 12 noon on January 31, 2017
  • Student Testimonials
  • News/Archive
  • General FAQ
  • MStat FAQ (Please read the FAQ before application)
  • Information Session:
  •  Date:January 6, 2017 (Friday)
     Time:7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
     Venue:KB223, 2/F, Knowles Building, Main Campus, HKU

  • Information Session in CHINA:
  • 香港碩士教育聯展北京站
     時間 下午2時至6時
     地點 北京市海澱區學院路39號唯實國際文化交流中心昆侖廳

     Reimbursable Courses by Continuing Education Fund (CEF)

    Five courses in the programme:

  • STAT7006 Design and analysis of sample surveys
  • STAT8007 Statistical methods in economics and finance
  • STAT8014 Risk management and Basel Accords*
  • STAT8015 Actuarial statistics
  • STAT8017 Data mining techniques*
  • are reimbursable courses for the purposes of CEF. All CEF applicants are required to attend at least 70% of the courses before they are eligible for fee reimbursement under the CEF.

    * Subject to approval


     Master of Statistics Outstanding Performance Scholarship

    One scholarship of HK$50,000 shall be awarded annually to an MStat student on the basis of academic merit and quality of coursework.


     Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) Scholarships in Statistics

    Details here.


     Lifelong Learning Prizes in Statistics

    There are Lifelong Learning Prizes in Statistics, each from $5,000 to $10,000, for students in this programme based on their first-year examination results.



    Miss Aka Lee
    Department of Statistics & Actuarial Science
    Tel : 3917 4152
    Fax : 2858 9041
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