Master's Programme in Statistical Sciences

Umeå University, Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics

Program Description

Master's Programme in Statistical Sciences

Umeå University, Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics

Master's Programme in Statistical Sciences

This one-year programme offers broad and high-level training in both applied and computational statistics as well as in the foundations of the statistical theory. You will gain a solid knowledge of statistical methods and hone your skills to critically analyze 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 programme is offered by Umeå School of Business and Economics.

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 an open competition.

Elective courses

The choice of electives the first semester is made after a discussion with the programme coordinator or the study advisor after you have received information about admission to the programme. You are guaranteed a place on elective courses equivalent to full-time studies, but there is no guarantee of the 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.

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 for 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 in the labour market. You can work in many different areas, both private and public. Examples of workplaces 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

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

Application and Eligibility

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 an internationally recognized 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 an internationally recognized 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

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated January 12, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Aug. 2018
Duration
Duration
1 year
Full time
Price
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135,000 SEK
Total fee: SEK135,000
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International admission round. 16 April 2018 Second admission round for EU/EEA citizens.
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Sweden - Umeå, Västerbotten County
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Sweden - Umeå, Västerbotten County
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