Master Programme in Statistics 2013/2014


The Master Programme in Statistics at Uppsala University gives a solid foundation in statistical theory and a deeper knowledge in areas such as econometrics, psychometrics and biostatistics. This provides very good skills to critically analyse and interpret data from various application areas. With a degree from this programme you are well prepared and in demand for work in both the private and public sectors and for further studies in research education.


Courses within the programme

First, second and third semester
The study consists of core courses as:
Probability Theory
Alongside these courses are offered more applied courses. Examples of courses:  
Multivariate Analysis
Econometric Theory and Methodology
Time Series Analysis
Structural Equation Models
Generalized Linear Models
Repeated Measurements
Survival Analysis

Fourth semester
Master thesis 30 credits


The Master Programme in Statistics prepares students for a successful career, both nationally and internationally.

Statisticians are in demand on the labour market and through its methodological breadth, the Master Programme in Statistics offers students very good opportunities for employment in a variety of areas, both private and public. Amongst private employers, positions for statisticians are often found in the financial sector (banks, insurance, etc.), biomedical companies, research companies, opinion polling organizations and associations, while qualified statisticians in the public sector often work as analysts and investigators.

It is also common for statisticians to work at research institutions. The education also provides eligibility for graduate studies in statistics.

Application and requirements

Master Programme in Statistics

120 credits

Autumn 2013 100% Campus

Location for Studies: Uppsala

Application Deadline: 2013-01-15

Enrolment Code: UU-P2242 Application

Language of Instruction: English

Requirements: A Bachelor's degree comprising 90 credits from the subject area of statistics or the equivalent.

Proof of skills in English to a level corresponding to English B in the Swedish secondary school. This is normally attested by means of an internationally recognised test with the following minimum scores:

  • IELTS: an overall mark of 6.5 and no section below 5.5

  • TOEFL: Paper-based: Score of 4.5 (scale 1-6) in written test and a total score of 575. Internet-based: Score of 20 (scale 0-30) in written test and a total score of 90

  • Cambridge: CAE, CPE

Selection: Selection will be based on previous academic studies and degrees with emphasis on grades in relevant fields and degree project (if any), a summary in English (1-2 pages) of a previous degree project (if any), and a statement of intent (1-2 pages).


Application and tuition fees are required for students outside the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland. Formal exchange students and doctoral students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 45000

Tuition fee, total: SEK 180000

Contact & More Info

Department of Statistics

Kyrkogårdsgatan 10

Box 513, SE-751 20 Uppsala Sweden

Telephone: +46 (0)18 471 10 10

Director of Studies Lisbeth Hansson

Telephone: +46 18 471 51 62

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