The practice or science of collecting and analysing numerical data in large quantities, especially for the purpose of inferring proportions in a whole from those in a representative sample.



Career description

Statisticians do the following tasks:


  • Consult with clients and agreeing what data to collect and how it should be gathered – taking into account any ethical and legislative considerations
  • Design experiments, trials or surveys to produce the required data
  • Collect and analysing the data
  • Interpret the data and making sure that the right decisions are made based on the results
  • Monitor data collected throughout its shelf-life

Jobs directly related to the degree

  • Statistician
  • Quantitative analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Research Analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Analyst





People/Companies to know

Andrey Markov, Sir Ronald Aylmer Fisher


Bursary Opportunities


Nedbank, FNB, ABSA, Stats SA, Study Trust