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Time Series Analysis and Spatial Statistics

  • Number of credits 7.5 credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Spring Term 2024

About the course

The main purpose of the course is that the student should be well aquainted with the basic notions, theory, models and methods for solutions, in time series analysis and spatial statistics. The course covers models for time dependent or spatially dependent data. Such data frequently occurs  in financial (e.g. the price development of a merchandise) and scientific (e.g. metheorological observations, radar signales) applications.

The course consists of two parts.

Module 1 (6,5 hp) Theory. The module consists of the general theory of time series, stationary and non-stationary models, e.g. ARMA- and ARIMA-models, prediction of time series, spectral theory, parameter estimation, spectrum and filtration. The part also covers methods for measuring spatial dependence (variogram, covariogram), and techniques for spatial interpolation, especially kriging.

Module 2 (1 hp) Lab Assignments. The module consists of analysis of time series and spatial data using suitable software

Application and eligibility

Time Series Analysis and Spatial Statistics, 7.5 credits

Det finns inga tidigare terminer för kursen Spring Term 2024 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen


15 January 2024


19 March 2024

Study location



English (upon request)

Type of studies

Daytime, 50%

Required Knowledge

The course requires 90 ECTS including one of the following options or equivalent knowledge

- minimum 12 ECTS in Mathematical Statistiscs or
- minimum 6 ECTS in Mathematical Statistics and a course in Transform Methods minimum 7,5 ECTS or
- minimum 75 ECTS in Statistics 

In all options we also require a course in Basic Caculus minimum 7,5 ECTS. Proficiency in English and Swedish equivalent 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



Application deadline was 16 October 2023. The application period is closed.

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 17,850

Total fee

SEK 17,850

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Contactperson for the course is:
Study Counsellor Lars-Daniel Öhman