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The award
MSc

How long you will study
4 Semester

Domestic course fees
find out

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September, February

International course fees
EUR 14500 per year

All study options

About Statistics at Aarhus University

The MSc degree in Statistics is a flexible programme that builds general competencies in statistics while allowing students to specialise in the particular branch of statistics of their choice, such as one of the areas in which Aarhus University is particularly strong - theoretical and applied statistics, and probability theory.

STATISTICIANS IN DEMAND

Teaching on the programme is greatly influenced by research, as the lecturers are active researchers. In addition to lectures, instruction includes theoretical and practical exercises.

The Statistics programme at Aarhus University is characterised by a strong focus on theoretical aspects. Incoming students are required to have a strong background in advanced probability theory based on measure and integration theory.

STUDENT LIFE

Students in the programme are based at the Department of Mathematics, which has its own canteen, computer rooms, library, and study areas shared by students. As a master's student, you will receive your own desk in an office shared with other master's students. The department also has a number of student organisations such as Euler's Friends and the Kalkulerbar or Friday bar, through which academic activities, study trips, and social functions are organised.

CAREERS

There is an undersupply of statisticians. Statistics graduates from Aarhus University are very much in demand, and their employment prospects are extremely good, whether in Aarhus, other major Danish cities, or overseas.

Recent statistics graduates have taken up careers in universities and research institutions, in the pharmaceutical industry, in the telecommunications and finance sectors, and in insurance companies. In universities, statistics graduates frequently work with doctors, biologists, or chemists in an interdisciplinary setting analysing large amounts of data, while others teach statistics. Within the pharmaceutical industry, statisticians plan clinical trials or design methods to test new drugs for unwanted side effects. In insurance, statistics graduates often work as actuaries, for instance contributing to working out tariffs.

Common to all these careers is that they require knowledge of a number of advanced mathematical models, and that is what the MSc in Statistics will equip you with.

Graduates can also apply to enter the PhD programme.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study4 semester
    Course startsSeptember, FebruaryDomestic course fees find outInternational course feesEUR 14500 per year

Notes about fees for this course

All EU/EEA/Swiss citizens are exempt from payment of tuition fees.

Entry requirements

In general, admission to a Master’s degree programme requires successful completion of a relevant and recognised university degree equivalent to a Danish Bachelor’s degree in level and length (180 ECTS). All applications must also fulfil the English language requirements.

Find more information about the admission requirements, application procedure and deadlines at Aarhus University.

In addition, you must meet the specific requirements for the Statistics programme, which can be found on the Statistics study programme page.

What students think about Aarhus University

    Sagar from India studying Mechanical Engineering

    Testimonial from Sagar from India studying Mechanical Engineering, student at Aarhus University

    "It's very easy to work in English in Denmark. Everyone understands it and can talk in English. I also think that the culture is very interesting. Quite unique in fact. There’s a lot of focus on the potential of the individual, and there’s a lot of openness. Denmark has a very flat hierarchy, and that’s rare. I've never experienced this flat hierarchy before, so actually it was something of a culture shock. And it permeates everything – even on the programme. It's very positive, it's not like the lecturer just arrives, teaches, and goes. There’s interaction, and you’re encouraged to discuss and have an opinion. The professors are genuinely interested in hearing your own opinion about things; even the simplest questions are given respect and are discussed until every aspect is clear to us.”

    Anita from Croatia studying Civil and Architectural Engineering

    Testimonial from Anita from Croatia studying Civil and Architectural Engineering, student at Aarhus University

    "It was weird to live here at first. You had to get used to so many new things. But there were a lot of social events, especially during the first week, and everything was organised for us. I met a lot of Danish and international students, and even some from my own country. It was great, and it helped in the beginning, when you feel that you’re completely alone with so many things. I like Aarhus. It's a big city, but it’s also a small town. It’s exactly the right size, I think, to feel at home and comfortable and yet to have all the opportunities you need and want. And I really like the fact that the university is right in the middle of the city."

    Angelo from Italy studying Computer Science

    Testimonial from Angelo from Italy studying Computer Science, student at Aarhus University

    "What really makes Aarhus University unique is the study environment. The lecturers are very open to discuss their subjects during lectures, but they are also available at other times - sometimes you can discuss with them during the local Friday Bar. Most of the programmes facilitate and foster teamwork, which is so much more fun and closer to the actual working environments. Last, but not least important, you have 24/7 access to facilities, including libraries, study rooms, etc., if you want to go the extra mile."

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