HKU HKU Dept of Statistics & Actuarial Science, HKU

Master of Statistics (2021 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 over 1000 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 2020-21
     Master of Statistics (Full time) 43
     Master of Statistics (Part time) 29
Updated on 15 October, 2020

 Admission Information

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 Targeted Taught Postgraduate Programmes Fellowships Scheme

Master of Statistics (MStat) is one of the Programmes which is sponsored by University Grants Committee (UGC) for Targeted Taught Postgraduate Programmes Fellowships Scheme. Local offer recipients who will be students of MStat in the academic year 2021-22 are eligible, full-time or part-time alike.

Local offer recipients who wish to apply for the Fellowship scheme should prepare a proposal on how they can contribute to the priority areas (i.e. Business, R&I, and STEM) of Hong Kong after completing MStat.

Interested local offer recipients should apply for the scheme themselves online soon after they receive the offer notifications. Please ask the Programme Secretary for the exact deadline of application.

Successful Fellowship Scheme applicants will each receive an award of HK$120,000, and they will receive the amount after the start of their first year of study. The awardees still need to pay the full tuition fee following the usual payment schedule.

If the awardees cannot complete MStat for any reasons or are not able to obtain satisfactory results, they will be required to refund the full amount of the award.


 Reimbursable Courses by Continuing Education Fund (CEF)*

Six courses in the programme:

STAT7006 Design and analysis of sample surveys(21Z02633A)
STAT8007 Statistical methods in economics and finance(23Z080313)
STAT8014 Risk management and Basel Accords(23Z025045)
STAT8015 Actuarial statistics(23Z025053)
STAT8017 Data mining techniques(21Z080237)
STAT8019 Marketing Analytics(42Z12186A)

have been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the CEF. All CEF applicants are required to attend at least 70% of the courses before they are eligible for fee reimbursement under the CEF.

*The mother programme (Master of Statistics) of these courses is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level 6).



Ms. Clara Lian
Department of Statistics & Actuarial Science
Tel : 3917 6042
Fax : 2858 9041
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