Master's programme

Students at a lecture

The Master's programme in statistics gives a sold foundation in statistical theory, as well as deeper knowledge in areas such as econometrics, causal inference, psychometrics and biostatistics. Students get strong skills in being able to critique and interpret data from different areas. Students with a degree from the Master's programme in statistics are well prepared for work both in the private and public sector, as well as for continued studies within PhD programmes. Apart from courses in our own Master's programme, we also give courses within the Master's programme in social sciences.

We have collected general information for students on a separate page. För general course information, ordering of certificate of studies and information about re-registration, turn to student service office. For questions regarding studies in statistics, arrangement of courses as well as advice on choice of courses and requirements, turn to the study counsellor.

Alumni overwhelmingly positive to the Master’s programme in statistics

Courses in the Master's Programme in Statistics

Each course has a course syllabus. The syllabus provides information about the entry requirements, learning outcomes, content, instruction and assessment. Syllabi are approved by the faculty or department offering the course and are subject to change from semester to semester. Reading lists are appended to each syllabus.

Semester 1

Linear Algebra for Statisticians (7.5 c)
Statistical Programming with R (7.5 c)
Probability Theory (7,5 hp)
Generalised Linear Models (7.5 c)

Semester 2

Inference (7.5 c)
Advanced Econometrics (7.5 c)
Causal inference (7.5 c)
Structural Equation Models (7.5 c)

Semester 3

Multivariate Statistical Analysis (7.5 c)
Time Series Econometrics (7.5 c) 
Categorical Data Analysis (7.5 c)
Financial Econometrics (7.5 c)
Machine Learning, Big Data, and Artificial Intelligence (7.5 c)

Semester 4

Master's Thesis in Statistics (30 c)

One-year master

There is also an opportunity to take a one-year Master's degree. In that case, a 15 credit Master's thesis is written during the second semester.

Essay/Research Paper in Statistics (15 c)

Alumni overwhelmingly positive to the Master’s programme in statistics

An alumni survey was sent to all graduates from the Master’s programme in statistics at Uppsala University, with respondents being asked questions about the skills they learned at the programme in light of their labour market experience as well as information about their previous and current jobs.

Respondents to the survey were overwhelmingly positive with 98% reported being happy that they studied on the programme. The labour market prospects for graduates from the programme are exceedingly bright. Most respondents reported a seamless transition to the labour market, with a majority getting their first job before even finishing the programme and 95% having a job within five months of graduation.

Last modified: 2021-08-31