• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

Overview

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

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    83

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  • Minimum required score:

    560

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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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

    10724 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5362 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Tuition fee: DKK 40,000 per semester

Living costs for Copenhagen

  • 7928 - 13460 DKK/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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