STATOMET is coordinating multiple COVID-19 research projects within the Department of Statistics. This is of particular relevance with the Level 4 lockdown relaxation: the relaxation, and the corresponding response to the flare-up of positive cases, needs an early detection mechanism that is spatially explicit, with ancillary data on medical care facilities, place of treatment and relief distribution points. Combined, these projects below have the potential to provide much of the infrastructure for a spatially explicit early warning programme. The infrastructure has the potential to direct relief efforts as well, assuring a better distribution of limited relief. For more information, click here.


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 (Hons+Masters) in 2021

If you have not received any communication via email by 17 February 2021, please contact Dr Ferreira ([email protected]). 

Take note of the following dates:
Postgraduate Bootcamp (hybrid: online and in-person): 8-11 March
Classes resume (online - see email communication): 15 March onwards
The timetable for postgraduate classes is available here.

Congratulations to Dr Ehlers, she won the cluster teaching award together with Dr Kikianty from Mathematics. Well done!

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