The Master of Science (Statistics) by research and Doctor of Philosophy (Statistics) produce graduates who can work independently, skilled, competent, creative and innovative, with in-depth knowledge in their related areas of research and are able to contribute to the body of knowledge in statistics and interdisciplinary study. Meanwhile, MSc. Data Analysis aims is to produce graduates who master data analytical skills and are able to create knowledge from data, and solve real-life problems in multidisciplinary fields. This unique programme implements a holistic approach to data analysis by including both qualitative and quantitative aspects plus a variety of methods through a hands-on approach. This programme will produce data analyst who is capable of analysing a diversity of data (qualitative: text, narrative & visual; and quantitative: numerical) that is very much needed in the industries specifically in research and development (R&D). Quality research findings triggered the innovation and this is important to become a developed nation by 2020.

Awang Had Salleh Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
College of Art & Sciences,
Universiti Utara Malaysia,
06010 UUM Sintok,
Kedah Darul Aman, MALAYSIA.

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Available Programmes

Research Area(s)

  • Classification
  • Clustering Analysis
  • Crime Analysis
  • Forecasting
  • Fuzzy Time Series
  • Measurement
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Multivariate Quality Control
  • Network Analysis
  • Quality System
  • Robust Statistics
  • Spatial Analysis
  • Statistical Computing
  • Statistical Modeling
  • Statistical Quality Control
  • Survival Analysis

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Local Applicant

Main Campus:
Semester 1: 30th June
Semester 2: 30th November
Semester 3: 30th March

UUMKL & Other Centres: 
Semester 1: 30th June
Semester 2: 30th November
Semester 3: 30th March

International Applicant*

Main Campus:
Semester 1: 30th May
Semester 2: 31st October
Semester 3: 28th February

*International applicants are encouraged to apply at least three months before deadline


  1. Research Proposal (for Programme by Research):
    1. Masters - 1,000 to 1,500 words
    2. PhD - 1,500 to 2,000 words
  2. Applicants without professional qualification (Bachelor of Education/ Diploma in Education/Certificate of Education) are required to attend and pass the courses as required by the University.
  3. PhD applicants need to attend interview related to field of study being applied. 


  1. For sponsored applicant: Letter of Undertaking
  2. For self sponsored:
    1. Master candidate: Minimum balance of USD5,000.00 in own account
    2. Doctoral candidate: Minimum balance of USD10,000.00 in own account