SE - Örebro University

Document date: 
Wednesday, 22 July, 2015

Name of the Master programme

Master in applied statistics


Örebro University

Contact person

Nicklas Pettersson

Contact email address


Short description of the Master programme

The program gives the students training for a profession as a statistician. At the same time the program prepares the student for studies at the Ph.D. level. The training covers many areas of statistical theory and practice giving opportunities to work in different fields of application of statistical methodology, although a focus of the program is on applications within the economic and social sciences. The program is particularly well suited for students interested in a career in official statistics.

The program is made up of four semesters of courses. The program starts with a course in mathematics and a course in statistical theory. During the first year students will, in addition, take two courses in econometrics, two courses on the theories and methods in the area of survey methodology and courses in computational statistics and Bayesian statistics. The third and the fourth semesters each includes two courses and one 15 credits master thesis. The students write two master theses in the program, one during the third semester and one during the fourth semester. A European Master in Official Statistics can be obtained by taking courses aimed towards official statistics during the third semester, conducting an internship at Statistics Sweden or another statistical agency during the fourth semester and writing a thesis that is relevant for the production of official statistics.

Web page of the Master programme


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

A first-cycle qualification of at least 180 credits, of which at least 90 credits are for studies in statistics alternatively 30 credits are for studies in statistics and 60 credits for mathematics. The applicant must also have qualifications corresponding to the course "English 6" or "English B" from the Swedish Upper Secondary School.


2 year

Number of ECTS


Cooperation partner in Official Statistics

Statistics Sweden

Start date

September 2015