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Master's Programme in Mathematical Statistics, 120 credits

Do you have a background in mathematics and want to learn more about probability, statistics and data analysis? Mathematical statistics is considered one of the most important tools in applied mathematics and our MSc programme offers you a broad platform with vast opportunities to specialise and form a unique competence profile.

WHY STUDY
WITH US?

PROGRAMME
STRUCTURE

CAREER
PROSPECTS

SCHOLARSHIPS

HOW TO
APPLY

Reasons to choose Stockholm University

First class education and multiple specialisation options:
Being a collaborator in the Stockholm Mathematics Centre, our department is part of a developing international core for scientific work in mathematics. At Stockholm University, studies in mathematical statistics covers a full range of topics from probability theory to applied statistics and computing. The programme includes traditional measure-theoretic probability theory to provide a solid mathematical foundation as well as a statistical consultancy. Whether you wish to specialise in a more applied or theoretical direction, you are assured high-quality education with active researchers as teachers.

Connection to leading research and hands-on consultancy experience:
The Department of Mathematics is an international environment where profile research is carried out. During lectures and laboratory sessions in this two-year programme, you will meet teachers who perform research within subjects such as applications in biostatistics, climatology, econometrics, finance and probabilistic modelling. During certain courses students also get actively involved in the departments statistical consultancy service offering advice to researchers at the science faculty. Want to know more about our research or meet our teachers and students?

Programme structure

To give you an in depth-knowledge in probability theory, statistical modelling and stochastic processes, a mandatory course block is designed for your first semester. Following this, the direction of studies is dependent on your field of interest. Parts of your studies can also be used to broaden your experience with courses in another subject or studies abroad. This gives you several ways to create a unique profile within your degree. The final part of your studies comprises a degree project where you independently get to plan, carry out and report a research project under the supervision of one of our researchers.

The programme outline is illustrated below. Please note that this outline does not represent a chronological order and can be subject to change.

Mandatory block Elective block
Probability theory lll (7.5 credits)

 

 

Elective courses 37.5 credits (containing at least 15 credits in Mathematical statistics)

Mathematical communication (7.5 credits)
Statistical models (7.5 credits)
Computer intensive statistical methods (7.5 credits)

At least one of the courses:
Stochastic Processes lll, 7.5 credits or Statistical Consulting Methodology 7.5 credits

Optional courses Master's thesis

 

Optional courses in any
subject 15 credits
 

 

Master's thesis in Mathematical statistics, 30 credits
 

The Swedish credit system is compatible with the European standard ECTS. 30 ECTS is equivalent to one semester of full time studies.

Example of recent degree projects

  1. Results on The Dynamic Erdös-Rényi Graph — The Critical Case
  2. Spatiotemporal Outbreak Detection A Scan Statistic Based on the Zero-Inflated Poisson Distribution
  3. Handling Ties in the Rank Ordered Logit Model Applied in Epidemiological Settings 
     

 

Career prospects

One of the many advantages with a background in mathematical statistics, is that your career options are found in the most unexpected and exciting sectors. This programme is an excellent preparation for PhD studies, but our graduates also work with risk analysis in the insurance and financial sector, statistical analysis in medicinal science, climatology and probability calculations in the telecommunication industry. If you are looking for even more inspiration, the department hosts a yearly career fair for mathematicians.

Application procedure

The application period for our Master's programmes starting in autumn 2018 opens at October 16th. You apply by following the three steps below, and your application should be registered no later than January 15th.

Scholarship & funding

The scholarship scheme at Stockholm University is aimed at especially qualified students coming from countries outside of EU/EEA/Switzerland and who are required to pay tuition fees for studies. Show scholarships offered by Stockholm University.

The Swedish Institute Study Scholarships target highly-qualified students from certain countries. The scholarships will be awarded for master’s studies in Sweden, starting in autumn and covers both living costs and tuition fees. Show scholarships offered by the Swedish Institute.

You are also encouraged to investigate what scholarships are available through your university, government or international organisations.

Contact

If you are left with questions or need more information about the application procedure, programme structure or practical details concerning your studies at Stockholm University, please do not hesitate to contact our Student office.

We look forward to your application!

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CONTACTS

Programme coordinator
Martin Sköld
E-mail: mskold@math.su.se 
Phone: +468 16 14 31

Student counsellor
E-mail: studievagledning@math.su.se
Phone: +468 16 45 21

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor's Degree with 45 credits in Mathematics, 15 credits in Computer Science/Numerical Analysis and 60 credits in Mathematical Statistics.

Knowledge equivalent to Swedish upper secondary school course English B/English 6. How can I meet the English proficiency requirement?

SELECTION CRITERIA

The selection of students is based on a cumulative assessment of one or more of the following factors: grades of academic courses, the quality/subject of the Bachelor’s Thesis, relevant work and/or research experience, motivation letter, research ideas for thesis, reference letter and the relevance of previous studies in relation to the programme in question. For more information please visit the website of the respective course or programme.

APPLICATION & TUITION FEES

Application fee: 900 SEK
First tuition fee instalment: 70,000 SEK
Total tuition fee: 280,000 SEK

EU/EEA Citizens are not required to pay fees

Course pages puff
Stockholms matematikcentrum