Studying Mathematics and Statistics with Law

You may combine Law with Mathematics and Statistics in three ways:

Program 4770: Science/Law with either Mathematics, Statistics or Physical Oceanography as the Science major.

Program 3997: Advanced Science/Law with either Mathematics, Statistics or Advanced Physical Oceanography as the Advanced Science major.

Program 3998: Advanced Mathematics/Law with either Applied Mathematics, Pure Mathematics, Quantitative Risk or Advanced Statistics as the Advanced Maths major.

Program 4770 is a five-year degree, or six years if Honours in the Science component is added. Program 3997 is a six-year degree, with Honours in the Science component an integrated part. Program 3998 also includes Honours in the Science component and so is usually a six-year degree, but Law combined with Quantitative Risk takes six and a half years.

Law Component (all combinations)

The Law component of the combined degrees consists of:

  • 96uoc compulsory Law courses
  • 6uoc prescribed Law electives
  • 42uoc Law electives.

Science Component (program 4770)

The Science component in program 4770 consists of:

  • Mathematics (60uoc), Statistics (60uoc) or Physical Oceanography (66uoc) major
  • Further first year Science courses to total 24uoc Level I Science if necessary
  • Further Science courses to a total of 96uoc of Science.

It is also possible to do a Double Major in Mathematics and Statistics (84uoc) in this degree.

Advanced Science Component (program 3997)

The Advanced Science component in program 3997 consists of

  • A Mathematics (60uoc), Statistics (60uoc) or Advanced Physical Oceanography (90uoc) major
  • SCIF1121 and further first year Science courses to total 24uoc Level I Science if necessary
  • Further Science courses to a total of 96uoc of Science before commencement of Honours
  • 48uoc of Science Honours.

The Mathematics and Statistics majors in this plan are the same as for plan 4770, except that students are required to do the higher level courses where available. 

It is also possible to do a Double Major in Mathematics and Statistics (84uoc) in this degree.

Advanced Mathematics Component (program 3998)

The Advanced Mathematics component in program 3998 consists of:

Note that the Quantitative Risk major requires an extra 24uoc over the minimum required for the combined degree, and so will require an extra semester to complete, unless you choose to take courses over summer semesters.

Suggested Study Plans

A suggested study plan for program 3998 (Advanced Maths/Law, includes Advanced Oceanography) is available, but note that there are some recommended changes from the UNSW Handbook -- these changes have been vetted by the Faculty of Law.

For Maths/Law in program 4770 or 3997, follow Applied Maths/Law in program 3998, but replace SCIF1121 and COMP1911 with two first year Science electives, MATH1081 becomes recommended (you can replace it with a 6uoc Science course), replace MATH2301 and two of the MATH3xxx courses with Science electives. The remaining MATH3xxx courses must then include at least two non-Statistics courses. You do not need to take the higher level MATH courses in program 4770.

For Stats/Law in program 4770 or 3997 follow advanced Stats/Law in program 3998, but replace SCIF1121 and COMP1911 with two first year Science electives, MATH1081 becomes recommended (you can replace it with a 6uoc Science course), replace MATH2620, MATH2130 and the MATH3xxx courses with Science electives. You do not need to take the higher level MATH courses in program 4770.

For Oceanography/Law in program 4770, follow Advanced Oceanography/Law but replace SCIF1121, MATH2901, MSCI3001 and MATH3101 with Science electives, PHYS2801 becomes recommended (you can replace it with a 6uoc Science course), and MATH2620 is replaced by any 3uoc MATH or PHYS course. You do not need to take the higher level MATH courses in program 4770.