Master of Science (MSc) in Statistics – University of Copenhagen

Master of Science (MSc) in Statistics

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.

Uncertainty can come from not knowing very much about the phenomenon being studied, but it can also be more fundamental: Regardless of how much we know, it is not possible to say which cancer patients will develop metastases - nor is it possible to say whether tossing a coin will end up heads or tails.

"The range of courses available, both theoretical and applied, and the level of teaching are surprisingly good. My fellow students have also been helpful and nice to me, so I cannot complain about anything.

Jon, MSc student, Statistics

Surprisingly enough, randomness produces very stable structures when looked at from the right perspective. And it is the statistician's job to utilise these stable structures to understand how the world functions.

Complex statistical problems arise in almost all types of research, and advanced statistical methodologies are widely used. Consequently, statisticians are in high demand as partners and team members in many projects.

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