During the course the student will individually perform a statistical work presented in a scientific paper. The work may consist of statistical data analysis, evaluation of statistical methods or review and summary of literature on some statistical area. The subject dealt with may be linked to ongoing research at the university, be a deepening of the work of a consulting nature or treat one's own area of interest. The thesis can be an extension of the Bachelor thesis or totally independent. The thesis is presented and defended orally at an open seminar. The course also includes examination, evaluation and discussion of other students' theses.
The course consists of tutorials, lectures and seminars, where some of the seminars are mandatory.
Note that this is an on-campus course, i.e., the student is expected to participate in seminars in person at Umeå University and also that the tuturing meetings with the supervisor take place in Umeå. Thus, it is not possible to take this course as an online or distance course.
Univ: 15 ECTS advanced level in statistics or equivalent. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English B (IELTS (Academic) with a minimum overall score of 6.5 and no individual score below 5.5. TOEFL PBT (Paper-based Test) with a minimum score of 575 and a minimum TWE score of 4.5). TOEFL iBT (Internet-based Test) with a minimum score of 90 and a minimum score of 20 on the Writing Section).
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.
The online application opens 15 September 2020 at 13:00 CET.
Application deadline is
15 October 2020.
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.