Statistics is largely the use of models to describe the real world. You often need to design the models specifically to describe a certain problem. This process requires your creativity in combination with your mathematical skills.
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.
Career Opportunities after the Statistics programme offered by the University of Copenhagen
Being a statistician, you are in high demand and there is virtually no 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.
- Advanced Probability Theory
- Computational Statistics
- Advanced Vector Spaces
- Econometrics 2: Statistic Analysis of Econometric Time Series
- Advanced Topics in Machine Learning
- Monte Carlo Methods in Insurance and Finance
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
DisciplinesEconomics Mathematics Statistics View 23 other Masters in Economics in Denmark
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
If you hold one of the degrees listed below, you are considered to meet all academic requirements.
- 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 (at least 15 ECTS credits).
- BSc in Mathematics with and elective subject course package in Mathematical Modelling from the University of Aarhus
- BSc in Natural Science and IT with a specialisation in Mathematics and with the MSc admission course package in Statistics from the University of Copenhagen
- BSc in Machine Learning and Data Science from the University of Copenhagen
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.
International10760 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 5380 EUR per semester during 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.
- Tuition fee: DKK 40,000 per semester
Living costs for Copenhagen
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.