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Mathematics & Statistics Qualifications

Bachelors Degrees

Bachelor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences with Honours

The Bachelor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences (Honours) is New Zealand’s only computing and mathematical science degree taught over four years. That extra year gives you the chance to drill more deeply into your specialist area and add papers that will complement your main focus.

Bachelor of Science

If you're intrigued by the natural world around you, or enjoy understanding how things work, Waikato's Bachelor of Science (BSc) is what you're looking for. Putting into practice what you learn in your lectures is a major part of this degree. You will gain hands-on experience with some of the most up-to-date and high-tech computing facilities and laboratory equipment.

Certificates and Diplomas

Certificate in Design

The study of Design combines an understanding of human needs and desires, forming creative solutions, prototyping and developing artifacts and evaluating their impact and effectiveness in society. It comprises a well-balanced combination of analytical, technological and creative abilities.

Certificate in Science

A one-year Certificate in Science gives you an introduction to university study, and a wide range of subjects to choose from.

Certificate in STEM

Looking to increase your knowledge of STEM subjects? The Certificate in STEM is a 60 point undergraduate qualification that you can complete on either a full-time or part-time basis.


A diploma is a short-term study option that can help pave your way to future success.

Graduate Certificate

If you are looking to quickly acquire skills for a new career, a graduate certificate is a great option for you.

Graduate Diploma

Studying a graduate diploma helps you develop knowledge and skills in your chosen subject area which will enable you to undertake a new career or further study.

Postgraduate Certificate

Postgraduate certificates and diplomas provide the opportunity for continuing professional development in the same area as an original degree. A postgraduate diploma can often lead to a master's degree.

Postgraduate Diploma

Postgraduate diplomas provide the opportunity for continuing professional development in the same area as an original degree. A postgraduate diploma can often lead to a masters degree.

Masters Degrees

Master of Science

The Master of Science is valued for its flexibility and excellence, and can be tailored to suit your needs.  You can select your papers from a range of subjects and the mix of research and taught papers are customised to suit your interests and goals.

Master of Science (Research)

The Master of Science (Research) is an internationally-recognised qualification, suitable for students who want a complete research experience, coupled with taught papers.

Higher Degrees

Doctor of Philosophy

The degree of Doctor of Philosophy is awarded by the University for research carried out under the supervision of at least two staff members. A PhD can also be presented as a PhD with Publication or a PhD with a Creative Practice Component.

Master of Philosophy

The Master of Philosophy is a one-year research-based degree in which candidates undertake a programme of supervised research which critically investigates a topic of substance and significance.


There are a number of scholarships, prizes and awards offered by the Faculty of Computing & Mathematical Sciences that can help students studying mathematics and statistics.  These include the Millennium Prize in Mathematics; Ramanujan Centenary Prize and Von Neumann Prize in Mathematics and the Statistics/Data Analytics Fees Scholarship.

To find out more about the available scholarships and prizes go to the Scholarships Finder. You can also visit the School of Graduate Research.

Contact Us

For more information on studying mathematics at the University of Waikato, please contact the Department of Mathematics or the Faculty of Computing & Mathematical Sciences.