24 months
14800 EUR/year
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The Statistics programme from Aarhus University is flexible, allowing students to specialise while at the same time acquiring general competencies in statistics. It is also possible to become a PhD student within the area.

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Teaching in the programme is greatly influenced by research, as the lecturers are active researchers. In addition to lectures, the teaching includes theoretical and practical exercises. As a student of statistics, you have the opportunity to specialise in a subject within a broad area, including one of the areas of statistics in which Aarhus University is particularly strong – theoretical and applied statistics, and probability theory. In this context students benefit from the down-to-earth, informal relationship between faculty and students, particularly when working on the thesis in year two of the programme.

Students in the Statistics programme from Aarhus University are based at the Department of Mathematics, which has its own canteen, computer rooms, library, and study areas shared by students. But there is time for more than just lectures in the department. A number of student organisations such as Eulers Venner (Euler’s Friends) and the Kalkulerbar (Friday bar) are based at the department, and academic activities, study trips and social functions are organised.

Career profile

There is an undersupply of statisticians. Statistics graduates from Aarhus University are very much in demand and their employment prospects are extremely good, whether in Aarhus, the rest of Denmark or abroad. Statistics students in Aarhus often take student jobs which in many cases lead to permanent employment upon completion of the degree.

Statistics graduates typically work at universities and research institutions, in the pharmaceutical industry, the telecommunications and finance sectors, or in insurance companies. In universities, statistics graduates are often engaged in interdisciplinary work with doctors, biologists or chemists, where they analyse large amounts of data; graduates also teach statistics to these professional groups. In the pharmaceutical industry, statisticians plan clinical trials or design methods for examining whether new drugs have unwanted side effects. In the insurance industry, statistics graduates typically work as actuaries and may contribute to working out tariffs. Common to all these jobs is the requirement for knowledge of a number of complicated mathematical models.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Algebra
  • Advanced Analysis
  • Advanced Probability Theory
  • Advanced R Programming for Statistical Applications
  • Advanced Topics in Complex Analysis
  • Algebra

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The following Bachelor's degrees qualify students for admission to the Master's degree programme in Statistics:
  • A Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics with the special study area Mathematical Modelling of 40 ECTS Aarhus University.
  • A Bachelor of Science degree in Statistics from the University of Copenhagen.
  • The following other degrees can provide admission to the Master’s degree programme in Statistics:
  • A Bachelor's degree amounting to at least 60 ECTS credits in Statistics and Probability theory can qualify the student for admission.
  • Other qualifications can provide admission to the Master’s degree programme, provided the university assesses that their level, extent and content correspond to the degrees mentioned above.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14800 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 14800 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

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    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Aarhus

6639 - 10051 DKK /month
Living costs

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


Aarhus University offers a limited number of scholarships to very talented students outside of Europe. To learn more about the options, please visit: kandidat.au.dk/en/admission/scholarships-and-grants/

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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