Master in Applied Statistics, 120 credits

Start term: Autumn 2019 (open)

If you want to take on a leading role in analyzing and interpreting complex information flows, then you should apply to Örebro's Master program in Applied Statistics. It will qualify you for jobs worldwide, both in the private and the public sector.

Master students in Applied Statistics
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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.

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: 53640 SEK

Total fee: 214560 SEK

The Master's program in statistics provides in-depth and broad theoretical knowledge, focused on applications and practical usage of statistical theory and methodology. It prepares you to take on an essential role in statistical modelling and design, and for making own methodological contributions. Would you like to do research in statistics? Then this programme is set up for you!

Education is in English and the program attracts students from several parts of the world, all with a common focus on the statistics profession. Our teachers also have extensive work experience and network contacts.

As one out of only two universities in the Nordic countries, Örebro University offers a European Master in Official Statistics (EMOS) accredited by Eurostat - the statistical office of the European Union. The EMOS option includes a 15 credits internship at a statistical authority and qualifies you for an international career in official statistics.

Communication and collaboration are emphasized, to prepare students for identifying an organization's information needs and the conditions for the statistical survey or analysis, and to clearly communicate the chosen approach and the results.

The knowledge you gain in for example survey methods and econometrics, are relevant to emerging areas such as data science and integration, big data and statistical learning, as well as others where proficient statisticians are required. Applications are often related to economics and other social sciences.

The Master's program is divided into four semesters. The first semester begins with courses in mathematics and statistical theory. The second semester consists of two courses in econometrics, two courses on theory and methodology for survey sampling, and courses in computer-intensive methods and Bayesian statistics. During the second year, you will write two theses of 15 credits each. In addition, you have 30 optional hp, of which 15 hp internship is an option with the EMOS-track.

Programme syllabus Master in Applied Statistics, 120 credits

During semester 1, students take the courses Mathematics for Statistical and Economic Analysis, Statistical Theory, Econometrics, and Computational Statistics.

During semester 2, students take the courses Bayesian Statistics, Survey Sampling, Micro Econometrics, and Sample Survey Methodology.

During semester 3, students write their first thesis (Independent Project I, 15 credits) and select courses of 15 credits from the university's range of courses.

During semester 4, students write a second thesis (Independent Project II, 15 credits) and select courses of 15 credits from the university's range of courses.

During semesters 3 and 4, students are recommended to select second-cycle courses in statistics or courses in mathematics, database management or programming.

Degree of Master of Science (60 credits)
Students who wish to complete their studies with a Degree of Master of Science (60 credits) take the courses during semester 1 as described above; the courses Bayesian Statistics and Survey Sampling during semester 2; and write their Independent Project of 15 credits during semester 2.

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.

First semester: Autumn semester 2019

Pace of study: Full Time

Level: Second Cycle

Study places: 5

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

Study venue: Örebro

School: Örebro University School of Business

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

Language of instruction: The language of instruction is English.

Head of programme: Ann-Marie Flygare

As the density of information in society increases, the labour market for statisticians is also growing - and is expected to do so in the foreseeable future. The profession is highly ranked in international comparisons, and competition for jobs is still relatively limited - both for newly graduated and established statisticians. Career opportunities are great, and a statistician can work in widely different areas worldwide. Some examples of employers are banks, insurance and pharmaceutical companies, manufacturers, gaming, marketing and consulting companies. The EMOS track qualifies you for an international career in official statistics at national statistical institutes such as Statistics Sweden (SCB). You will also be well prepared for a further career in statistics research.

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