Symposium event

The Department of Statistics, UP hosted International Symposium in Statistics and Biostatistics – a first for South Africa -from 19-20 July on the Africa Campus.

The main objective of the symposium was to unify fundamental methodological research in statistics together with computational aspects of the modern era.  It also served as a platform to collaborate with international experts and pave the way for continued international future research collaboration; and included 15 speakers from around the globe. The symposium was preceded by a Graduate Learning Camp, held from 17-18 July.


The Department of Statistics is pleased to offer a new degree MSc eScience from 2018. Details can be found here.

Click here to view the postgraduate flyer! Postgrad Flyer


Students can apply from 2021 for BCom (Statistics and Data Science);

Students can apply from 2021 for BScHons - Statistics and Data Science;



The Department of Statistics is proud to announce the SAS certification of the undergraduate and honours training in statistics and mathematical statistics. SAS, a leading international statistical software developer, has approved the following SAS certificates based on the existing programmes:

  • Introduction to statistical learning and statistical learning, and

  • Introduction to big data analytics and big data analytics.Click here for more information

Postgraduate students Welcome to the next phase of your career! The honours essay topics are available for you to look at! Hope it will be a great learning experience for you!

Remember that the First Postgraduate meeting will be on Monday 3rd February 2020.

Looking forward to seeing all of you!




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