Statistical Methods in Natural Sciences, 5 credits

Academic year 2023/2024

  • Spring 2024, 50%, Campus

    Start date: 23 January 2024

    End date: 19 March 2024

    Application deadline: 16 October 2023

    Application code: UU-67464 Application

    Language of instruction: English

    Location: Uppsala

    Selection: Higher education credits in science and engineering (maximum 240 credits)

    Registration: 22 December 2023 – 22 January 2024

Entry requirements: Bachelor's degree in natural sciences including 60 credits in biology and 5 credits in statistics. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.


If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 12,083

Tuition fee, total: SEK 12,083

Please note: Teaching will be scheduled on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.

About the course

The course gives an introduction to the most commonly applied statistical techniques and tools used to analyse experimental data in natural sciences. In addition to providing you with an overview of the statistical "toolbox", the course aims at giving an understanding of the philosophy and reasoning behind statistical design and inference as well as practical experience in running various different statistical models. Throughout the course, participants will therefore conduct a series of practical exercises. Some support for students using the software platform R is provided.

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Biology Education Centre

EBC, Norbyvägen 14 / BMC A8:1

Norbyvägen 14, 752 36 UPPSALA/Box 592, 751 24 UPPSALA


Göran Arnqvist