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Multivariate Data Analysis

  • Number of credits 7.5 Credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Autumn Term 2018

About the course

In most experimental situations one measures several dependent variables. When studying the variables one at a time, one usually does not get a complete picture of the experimental results. For this reason, in recent years, multivariate methods, in which the variables are studied simultaneously have become increasingly popular. This course covers both the underlying theory required to understand the multivariate methods, as well as their applications in data analysis. Some of the methods/models covered in the course are principal component analysis, factor analysis, discriminant analysis, multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA), PLS, cluster analysis and multivariate analysis of repeated measurements. The course includes computer labs where multivariate data analysis is performed using statistical software.

In a degree, this course may not be included together with another course with a similar content. If unsure, students should ask the Director of Studies in Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics. The course can also be included in the subject area of computational science and engineering. 

Application and eligibility

Multivariate Data Analysis, 7.5 hp

Visa tillfällen för föregående termin Autumn Term 2018 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen


Lectures begin on week starting 3 September 2018


Lectures end during the week of 5 November 2018

Study location



English (upon request)

Type of studies

Daytime, 50%

Required Knowledge

The course requires 90 ECTS including courses in Mathematical Statistics, minimum 15 ECTS, or courses in Statistics, minimum 75 ECTS and in both cases a course in Basic Calculus, 7,5 ECTC and a course in Linear algebra, 7,5 ECTS. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English A/5. Where the language of instruction is Swedish, applicants must prove proficiency in Swedish to the level required for basic eligibility for higher studies.



Guaranteed place 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



Online applications are now open. You will be transferred to Application deadline is 16 April 2018.

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.

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Course is given by
Dept of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics
Contactperson for the course is:
Study counselor Lars-Daniel Öhman