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Introduction to data science

  • Number of credits 3 credits
  • Level Bachelor's level
  • Starting Spring Term 2023

Admitted to the course

Here you will find everything you need to know before the course starts.

About the course

The course gives an introduction to data science with emphasis on the essential part of data science that consists predictive modelling. Predictive modelling aims to generate predictions based on historical data. In addition to parametric predictive models, such as linear regression and logistic regression models already known from the course Statistik A, some non-parametric predictive models, such as K-nearest neighbors models, are introduced during the course.

Regardless of which kind of predictive models that is used, it is of key importance to evaluate the accuracy of the predictions. Ways to evaluate predictions are therefore also introduced during the course.

As predictive modelling, more and more regularly, are used in all parts of society and as a basis for decisions it is also necessary to be aware of that, similar to human decisions, algorithms can also be subject to bias and errors. Thus, there are crucial ethical considerations that must be reflected on when doing data science and predictive modelling. During the course this is problematized.

Application and eligibility

Introduction to data science, 3 credits

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22 March 2023


19 April 2023

Study location




Type of studies

Daytime, 50%

Required Knowledge

Statistics, Basic Level 30 ECTS credits, or similar knowledge

Entry requirements


Academic credits Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.

Application code



Application deadline was 17 October 2022. Please note: This second application round is intended only for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens. Submit a late application at Universityadmissions.se.

Application and tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK 900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK 5,480

Total fee

SEK 5,480

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Contactpersons for the course are:
Study advisor, Department of Statistics, Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics