IT - University of Firenze

Document date: 
Wednesday, 22 July, 2015

Name of the Master programme

Statistics, Actuarial and Financial Sciences


Università degli Studi di Firenze

Contact person

Leonardo Grilli, Alessandra Petrucci

Contact email address



Short description of the Master programme

The Master programme is a Laurea Magistrale (second-level university degree in the Italian system). The lessons are held in Firenze by teachers belonging to the Department of Statistics, Computer Science, Applications “G. Parenti”. The Laurea Magistrale has three curricula, namely ‘Statistics’, ‘Actuarial and Financial Sciences’, and the new EMOS curriculum ‘Official Statistics’. The courses of the first year, which are common to all the curricula, provide a strong background in inference and statistical modelling. The curriculum ‘Official Statistics’ includes an EMOS module with a course about methods and tools for official statistics and a course on sampling theory; in addition, the semi-elective courses aim at developing competences in fields closely related to official statistics, including econometrics, demography, social statistics, and spatial statistics. The curriculum ‘Official Statistics’ also includes an internship of about 8 weeks for introducing students to the practice of official statistics and a thesis on a project merging methodological content and relevance for official statistics.

Web page of the Master programme


Entrance criteria (note of Bachelor degree, language, other)

University degree with at least 24 credits in quantitative disciplines; basic knowledge of English


Two years

Number of ECTS


Cooperation partner in Official Statistics

Italian national statistical institute (ISTAT); statistics department of the municipality of Firenze

Start date

September 2015