Admission Requirements

PLEASE NOTE: The curriculum for the programme has changed for the coming academic year. The information on this page is subject to change. We are working as fast as we can to update it.

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, 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
  • BSc in Machine Learning and Data Science from the University of Copenhagen if their programme includes the following:
    • NMAB18001U Matematisk Statistik (MatStat) 15 ECTS
    • NMAA05015U Mål- og Integralteori (MI) 7.5 ECTS
    • NMAA05011U Analysis 2 (An2) 7.5 ECTS

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 requirements

Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in the field of natural 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.

Language requirements

Unless you have reserved access to the program you are applying for, you are required to document proficiency in English according to your background; see the language requirements.