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Master's Programme in Statistical Sciences

  • Number of credits 60 Credits
  • Study time 1 year (full time)
  • Level Master’s Degree
  • Starting Autumn Term 2018

This one-year program offers broad and high-level training in both applied and computational statistics as well as in the foundations of statistical theory. You will gain solid knowledge in statistical methods and hone your skills to critically analyse and interpret data, and to communicate the results of your analysis. You can choose from a variety of elective courses in Statistics or Mathematical Statistics to tailor your degree. The program is offered by Umeå School of Business and Economics.

While studying

The first semester

During the first semester, you will learn statistical programming, a very important skill for a statistician or data scientist. The second half of the semester, you will learn how to infer the effects of treatments/interventions, both in randomized and observational (e.g., register based) studies when you take the course in causal inference. The teachers on this course are all recognized researchers within the field of causal inference. Parallel to these two courses, that are given on haft-time, you tailor your degree by choosing among a selection of elective courses.

The second semester

During the second semester, you will develop your writing, analysis and research skills through writing a master's thesis. The master's thesis course is given on half-time during the whole semester and parallel to this course you take optional courses.

Optional courses during the second semester can be a course in any subject, incl. Statistics and Mathematical Statistics, as long as you meet the eligibility requirements. Optional courses are applied for in open competition.

Elective courses

The choice of electives the first semester is made after a discussion with the program coordinator or the study advisor after you have received information about admission to the program. You are guaranteed a place on elective courses equivalent of full-time studies, but there is no guarantee of first choice. Moreover, some of the electives require specific Mathematics courses or proficiency in Swedish (if the course is given in Swedish), which might limit your choices. The elective courses available this year is listed below together with the required knowledge for entry.

Elective courses 2018

During the first half of the semester, the following electives are offered: Probability Theory 2 (requires a course in basic calculus or equivalent knowledge), Multivariate Data Analysis (requires courses in basic calculus and linear algebra or equivalent knowledge), Linear Algebra and Algebra.

During the second half of the semester, these electives are offered: Big Data and high-dimensional data analysis, Stochastic Processes (requires Probability Theory 2), Calculus for Engineers and Linear Algebra (video lectures).

All Mathematics courses offered are basic level courses given in Swedish.

Degree requirements on elective and optional courses

Both elective and optional courses can be master's (advanced) or undergraduate (basic) level courses. Of the elective and optional courses, at least 15 Credits has to be advanced level courses to fulfil the degree requirements for a Master of Science (6o Credits).

Programme overview

Semester 1
Programming in Statistics, 7.5 Credits
Causal inference, 7.5 Credits
Elective courses, 15 Credits

Semester 2
One Year Master Thesis in Statistics, 15 Credits
Optional courses, 15 Credits

Career opportunities

Statisticians and data scientist are in high demand on the labour market. You can work in many different areas, both private and public. Examples on work places for statisticians include banks, government agencies, insurance companies, manufacturing companies, medical companies, opinion polling organizations, and research institutions. The programme also gives you eligibility to apply for doctoral studies.

Degree

Degree of Master of Science (60 Credits). Main field of study: Statistics.

Application and eligibility

Master's Programme in Statistical Sciences, 60 hp

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International admission round

Programme starts

Autumn Term 2018

Type of studies

100%, Daytime

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Eligibility

A Bachelor's degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, 180 Credits) or an internationally equivalent degree with a major in Statistics or Mathematical Statistics or a similar subject from a internationally recognised university is required. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English B/6 is also required.

Selection

Academic credits

Application code

UMU-M2078

Application

Online applications are now open. You will be transferred to Universityadmissions.se. Application deadline is 15 January 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.

Application fee

SEK900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK67,500

Total fee

SEK135,000

Second admission round for EU/EEA citizens

Programme starts

Autumn Term 2018

Type of studies

100%, Daytime

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Eligibility

A Bachelor's degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, 180 Credits) or an internationally equivalent degree with a major in Statistics or Mathematical Statistics or a similar subject from a internationally recognised university is required. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English B/6 is also required.

Selection

Academic credits

Application code

UMU-02078

Application

The online application opens 15 March 2018 at 13:00 CET. 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.

Application fee

SEK900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK67,500

Total fee

SEK135,000

Common questions

Contact us

Contactperson for the programme is: Maria Karlsson

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