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.

Programme info

Specific entry requirements

This programme requires previous university studies. More information about requirements

Tuition fees

EU citizens

If you have citizenship in a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are NOT required to pay application or tuition fees.

Non - EU citizens

Tuition fee, first instalment: 52200 SEK

Total fee: 208800 SEK

The master program prepares students for careers as statisticians in both the private and the public sectors. Statistical methods are used all over the world and the students of the master program gain access to the international job market.
The program gives the students training for a profession as a statistician. At the same time the program prepares the student for studies at the Ph.D. level. The training covers many areas of statistical theory giving opportunities to work in different fields of application of statistical methodology, although a focus of the program is on applications within the economic and social sciences. The Master in Applied Statistics gives deep and wide theoretical knowledge with a focus on practical application of theory and methodology. Statisticians usually work with colleagues who have training in other subjects than statistics, in particular experts on the actual area of application. Here the statistician is considered as a special resource for implementation of surveys and statistical analysis. The ability to communicate with non-statisticians is therefore important. Partly due to the need to identify the information requirements and the restrictions surrounding the statistical study, and partly in order to communicate the design chosen for the study and the results obtained. Communication with non-statisticians is practiced throughout the program. The program is made up of four semesters of courses. The program starts with a course in mathematics and a course in statistical theory. During the first year students will, in addition, take two courses in econometrics, two courses on the theories and methods in the area of survey methodology and courses in computational statistics and Bayesian statistics. The third and the fourth semesters each includes two courses and one 15 credits master thesis. The student writes two master theses in the program, one during the third semester and one during the fourth semester. After completion of the program, the student has the training needed to take a leading role in the design and implementation of statistical surveys and analyses as well as the ability to contribute to the developments of statistical methodology.

Programme syllabus Master in Applied Statistics, 120 credits

Qualifications (degree awarded)

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


The job market for statisticians is good. A statistician can work in many different areas all over the world. Statisticians are employed by banks, insurance companies, medical companies, manufacturing


Level: Second cycle

Language of instruction: English

First semester: Autumn 2017

Pace of study: Full-time

Study venue: Örebro

School: Örebro University School of Business

Study places: 10

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 6" or "English B" from the Swedish Upper Secondary School.

Application period closed

Application code: ORU-29711


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