Programme Structure - MSc in Statistics – University of Copenhagen

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Programme Structure

The structure of the programme is very free, and you can compose your course of study as you choose. The courses offered seek to couple mathematical, statistical and practical aspects, usually with a focus on a special type of study and the theoretical and practical problems it entails.

You may choose to specialise in one of the three aspects and become, for example, a probability theoretician or obtain skills in statistical computing.
There are good opportunities for participating in external projects and for having credit for them transferred as part of your studies. You can also choose to collaborate with a company or an institution by doing a project in practice.

Study Abroad

It is also possible to study abroad during your degree. You can choose to study abroad for one or two semesters or for a shorter period of time, for instance attend a summer school course.

Further information about studying abroad

Master's thesis

The programme concludes with a thesis, where you work in depth with an academic problem. Often, the thesis has a practical point of departure, where the solution to the problem may of importance to many people.

Possible thesis topics:

  • Survival analysis - analysis of waiting times
  • Ruin problems
  • Markov Chain Monte Carlo methods
  • Cointegration - stable correlations in explosive processes
  • Missing data - when it is informative that data is missing

The programme is structured as follows:

Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4
Year 1
Discrete Models Graphical Models Regression Project in Statistics
Year 2 Thesis

One block each year equals nine weeks and 15 ECTS

     Compulsory course
     Restricted elective course
     Elective course

Restricted elective courses

Choose your restricted elective courses from the lists below. Click on each course for a detailed description.