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.

 

If you hold one of the degrees listed below, you meet all academic requirements. Learn about when and how to apply. Note, however, that you still need to document that you meet the language requirements of 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 or Statistics 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
  • BSc in Machine Learning and Data Science from the University of Copenhagen if their programme includes the following:
    • NMAB18001U Matematisk Statistik (MatStat) 15 ECTS or MatStat (new course - working title) 7.5 ECTS and Sand2 (new course - working title) 7.5 ECTS
    • NMAA05015U Mål- og Integralteori (MI) 7.5 ECTS or NMAB21015U Sandsynlighedsteori (Sand) 7.5 ECTS
    • NMAA05011U Analysis 2 (An2) 7.5 ECTS or NMAB21006U Lebesgueintegralet og målteori (LIM) 7.5 ECTS

 

 

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 requirements

Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in related areas from the University of Copenhagen or another Danish, Nordic 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 have reserved access to the program you are applying for, you are required to document proficiency in English; see the language requirements.

 

 

Selection criteria

If the number of qualified applicants to the programme exceeds the number of places available, applicants will be prioritised as follows:

  1. Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Actuarial Mathematics, Mathematics-Economics, Natural Science and IT with specialisation in Mathematics and with the MSc admission course package in Statistics from the University of Copenhagen or applicants with a Bachelor's degree in Machine Learning and Data Science who have passed the subject elements stated in the admission requirements.
  2. Other applicants with a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Copenhagen.
  3. Other applicants.

If the number of qualified applicants within a category exceeds the number of places available, applicants will be prioritised according to the following criteria (listed below in prioritised order):

  • Total number of ECTS credits within mathematics and statistics.

Limitation on second degrees

If you have already completed a Master's degree, please check out the rules concerning a second degree.