The methods of Statistics and Data Science are applied in diverse fields and are considered a key technology for scientific research. The students of the Master's degree program at the University of Bern get acquainted with recent research in these fields and are guided to work independently on a scientific project.
As a scientific discipline, statistics is concerned with methods to draw inference based on experimental or empirical data, and to quantify the uncertainty of estimates and predictions precisely. The methods and models of probability theory and statistics are rigorously formulated as mathematical theories in order to be able to study their properties and demonstrate their validity independently of specific application examples.
A Bachelor of Science in Mathematics is a prerequisite for the Master's program in Statistics and Data Science. However, students with a Bachelor's degree or an equivalent qualification in a different field may also be admitted to the program in some circumstances. The main requirement is that this degree should contain at least 60 ECTS credit points in Mathematics and sufficient background in Statistics.
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- The Master in Statistics and Data Science (as major) corresponds to 90 ECTS points. It consists of the Master module of 60 ECTS and a Master thesis corresponding to 30 ECTS. The study time is 3 semesters.
- 18 months
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- Bachelor's degree from a recognized Swiss university in one of the branch of studies Mathematics or Computer Science, with a sufficient share from the field of Stochastics,
- Bachelor's degree from a recognized Swiss university in a different branch of studies with at least 60 ECTS credits in one of the branch of studies Mathematics or Computer Science, with a sufficient share from the field of Stochastics, provided that the master's degree can be successfully completed with an additional maximum 60 ECTS credits (admission requirements which must be fulfilled in order to complete the master's degree program),
- Bachelor's degree from a recognized international university with equivalent qualifications, with a sufficient share from the field of Stochastics, provided that the master's degree can be successfully completed with an additional maximum 60 ECTS credits.
International1740 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 870 EUR per semester during 18 months.
National1380 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 690 EUR per semester during 18 months.
- Regular tuition fee: CHF 750 per semester
- Non-Swiss students: CHF 200 per semester, in addition to the regular tuition fee, if they did not have their civil law residence in Switzerland or the Principality of Liechtenstein at the time of obtaining their university entrance qualification to a bachelor's degree.
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