Statistics deals with being able to handle and control uncertainty. Not in the sense that you make uncertainty disappear, but by incorporating uncertainty into your way of dealing with the world.
The programme is offered in English.
Complex statistical problems arise in almost all types of research, and advanced statistical methodologies are widely used. Consequently, as a graduate from the two-year MSc programme in Statistics, you are in high demand as partner and team member in many projects.
Read about the academic profile and career opportunities
If you have completed a Bachelor’s degree or are enrolled in the final semester of a Bachelor’s programme you are eligible to apply for the Master’s programme in Statistics.
Bachelor’s degrees that automatically fulfill the academic requirements
If you hold one of the degrees listed below, you are considered to meet all academic requirements. Learn about when and how to apply.
- BSc in Mathematics with the BSc elective subject course package in Statistics from the University of Copenhagen (reserved access to the programme*)
- BSc in Mathematics, Actuarial Mathematics or Mathematics-Economics from University of Copenhagen if their Bachelor’s degrees contain subject elements in statistics on a measure theoretical basis (at least 15 ECTS credits).
- BSc in Mathematics with and elective subject course package in Mathematical Modelling from the University of Aarhus
- BSc in Natural Science and IT with a specialisation in Mathematics and with the MSc admission course package in Statistics from the University of Copenhagen
*Bachelor’s degree with reserved access to the programme
If your Bachelor’s degree grants a legal right of admission, you are guaranteed a place on the Master’s programme if you apply before the application deadline during the first application period after you complete your bachelor’s degree.
Other bachelor’s degrees
If you have a bachelor’s degree other than those listed above, you must submit additional documentation along with your application so the University can evaluate whether or not you meet the admission requirements. Learn about when and how to apply.
Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in the field of Science from the University of Copenhagen or another Danish or international university may be admitted if they have passed the following:
- courses in mathematical analysis, including measure theory (min. 22.5 ECTS credits)
- courses in linear algebra (min. 7.5 ECTS credits)
- courses in statistics on a measure-theoretical basis (min. 15 ECTS credits)
The Faculty may also admit applicants who, after an individual academic assessment, are deemed to possess educational qualifications equivalent to those required above.
Qualifying degree and other courses/projects
When we assess whether you meet the admission requirements for the Master’s degree program, Danish legislation only allows us to assess your Bachelor’s degree. Consequently, you cannot study supplementary courses between Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs in order to meet the admission requirements.
If you have passed courses/projects before you complete the qualifying Bachelor’s degree, these can be included in the assessment, even though they are not part of the Bachelor’s degree program.
- It applies to courses/projects you have taken as single subjects and courses/projects you have taken as part of another study program.
- A maximum of 30 ECTS credits of these courses/projects may be included.
Unless you hold a Bachelor’s degree from a Danish University, you are required to document proficiency in English according to your background; see the language requirements.
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