Master in Applied Statistics, 120 credits

With a Master's degree in Applied Statistics you will have the knowledge and the qualifications to assume a leading role in the design of statistical surveys and to contribute to the development of statistical analysis. Potential employers are banks and insurance companies, market research firms, as well as the industry sector, especially the pharmaceutical industry.

Statistics and statistical expertise is needed in virtually any field of human activity - in business and industry, in government policymaking and for efficient operation of the public sector.

A focus on statistical practice and statistics as a profession is central to the program. Hence, one key component is the Statistical consulting modules where students meet practitioners and work on real projects. At the same time the program does not compromise on academic rigour and provides a good preparation for students who want to pursue a PhD degree. The main goal of the program is that students will gain a solid foundation in statistical theory, methods and practice. The students will be able to independently design and conduct statistical projects and act as statistical consultants to subject matter specialists. The program is taught entirely in English. The first year consists of required courses and provides a solid foundation in statistical theory and statistical practice with courses in probability and inference, computational statistics, econometrics, sampling, Bayesian statistics and statistical consulting. The second year continues with additional courses in statistical consulting, econometrics and sampling and offers a specialization towards Econometrics or Official Statistics/Sampling. The thesis work (corresponding to one semester of full time study) is initiated towards the end of the third semester when students take courses in parallel with the thesis work. This mode continues for the first half of the fourth semester whereas the second half is devoted solely to thesis work. Students who wish to finish with at one-year masters degree takes fewer courses during the second semester of the first year and, instead, writes a thesis corresponding to one half semester of full time study.

Qualifications (degree awarded)

Degree of Master of Arts/Science [120 credits]
Degree of Master of Arts/Science [60 credits]


The Master in Applied Statistics prepares students for a wide range of careers as well as PhD studies in Statistics. Recent graduates have, for example, found work in statistical agencies, the financial sector, pharmaceutical companies or continued towards a PhD degree.

Chuan, Master Student at Örebro University talks about the master program in Applied Statistics at Örebro University, the city of Örebro and his time as a master student in Sweden.

Level: Second cycle

Language of instruction: English

Semester: Autumn 2012

Pace of study: Full-time

Place of study: Örebro

School: Örebro University School of Business

Study places: 20

Selection: Number of credits and course grades received no later than on the last application date.

Specific entry requirements: A first-cycle qualification of at least 180 credits, of which at least 90 credits are for studies in statistics alternatively 30 credits are for studies in statistics and 60 credits for mathematics. The applicant must also have qualifications corresponding to the course "English B" from the Swedish Upper Secondary School.


Application code: ORU-29214

Updated: 2014-10-13

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