University of Copenhagen

24 months
10760 EUR/year
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As a graduate from the Statistics programme at the University of Copenhagen, you are in high demand as a partner and team member in many projects.


Complex statistical problems arise in almost all types of research, and advanced statistical methodologies are widely used. The Statistics programme is offered by the University of Copenhagen.

In practice, statistics is a combination of three different disciplines:

  • Probability theory, which is the field of mathematics that describes uncertainty.
  • Theoretical statistics, which comprises philosophical considerations about how best to translate between mathematics and reality.
  • Practical data processing, which is an area of applied computer science.
  • You will often also need to acquire significant insights into the field which the study in question deals with.

Career Opportunities 

There is high demand for statisticians and there is zero unemployment. Statisticians find jobs in, for instance:

  • The pharmaceutical industry
  • The public health insurance sector
  • The financial sector
  • Agricultural research

Some statisticians are employed at universities as scientists or teachers. This requires you to get a PhD. Others work as consultants or as private entrepreneurs.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Discrete Models
  • Graphical Models
  • Regression
  • Project in Statistics
  • Advanced Probability Theory 
  • Computational Statistics
  • Advanced Vector Spaces
  • Econometrics: Statistic Analysis of Econometric Time Series
  • Advanced Topics in Machine Learning

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

If you hold one of the degrees listed below, you are considered to meet all academic requirements.

  • BSc in Mathematics with the BSc elective subject course package in Statistics from the University of Copenhagen
  • BSc in Mathematics, Actuarial Mathematics or Mathematics-Economics from University of Copenhagen if their Bachelor's degrees contain subject elements in statistics on a measure theoretical basis

Other bachelor’s degrees

  • If you have a bachelor’s degree other than those listed above, you must submit additional documentation along with your application so the University can evaluate whether or not you meet the admission requirements.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10760 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5380 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.

Tuition fee: DKK 40,000 per semester


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