Admission Requirements - MSc in Statistics – University of Copenhagen

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Admission Requirements

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 (legal right of admission*)
  • 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 legal right of admission

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.

Academic requirement

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 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.

Language requirements

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.