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With the Graduate Certificate in Arts (Statistics), you can study statistics without completing a second bachelor’s degree.
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The Graduate Certificate in Arts (Statistics) is a bridging tool for graduates in other subjects to gain knowledge of statistics. You can then apply for postgraduate studies in statistics if you wish.
The Massey GCertArts (Statistics) will teach you to interpret the science of evidence. Statistics allow us to quantify risk and make effective decisions even when we are uncertain about the world around us. Should I buy or sell my stock? Is this new treatment effective against breast cancer? What adverts should my website display to increase my revenue? How can I better interpret that weak distress signal coming from a vessel far out at sea?
Using the recent explosion in digital data to answer questions like these makes statisticians some of the most highly sought-after employees.
If you can interpret this explosion of information and data, you’ll be indispensable. Big Data has opened up a huge range of career opportunities for you if you’re talented in working with figures.
The Wall Street Journal said in 2013 that “Data Crunchers [are] Now the Cool Kids on Campus”. It’s a great time to be a statistician!
As a Massey GCertArts (Statistics) student you’ll begin to learn the key theories of statistics, but you’ll also get the quantitative skills to conduct robust statistical analysis that’s effective in the real world.
Massey is ranked in the world’s top 200 universities for statistics, by the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) ranking.
Statistics skills are useful in most areas of government, business, industry and the sciences. Jobs that require statistics expertise include:
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