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.

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.

Qualifications (degree awarded)

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

Career and job market

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.

Additional information

The application period is open between October 16th, 2018 - January 15th, 2019.

Cost & Fees

First installment: 53640 SEK, Total fee: 214560 SEK

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.

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