MSc Statistics and Data Mining, 120 credits
There is a rapidly increasing demand for specialists who are able to exploit the new wealth of information in large and complex datasets to improve analysis, prediction and decision making. The programme focuses on modern developments at the intersection of statistics, artificial intelligence and database management, providing students with unique competence in the labour market.
With the growth of computer capabilities, databases become larger and more complex, making traditional statistical methods less effective or even unsuitable. Data from economic transactions, individual health records, internet search, and environmental data are just a few examples of the content of enormous databases awaiting thorough examination In these data-rich environments methods from data mining, statistical visualisation, computational statistics and other computer-intensive statistical methods included in the programme have become increasingly popular for both governmental agencies and the private sector.
- Programme description - Statistics and data mining
- Career opportunities - Statistics and data mining
Degree: Master of Science (120 credits) in Statistics
Duration: Two years
Pace of study: Full-time
Application code: LIU-91009
Application period: 16 Oct - 15 Jan
Start date: August
Citizens from within the EU/EEA and Switzerland: No tuition fees
All others: SEK 95,000 (approx. USD 14,000/EUR 10,400) per academic year
Programme specific requirements
A bachelor’s degree with at least 90 credits, i.e. 18 months of full-time study, in mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics or computer science. The undergraduate courses in mathematics should include both calculus and linear algebra. Basic undergraduate courses in statistics and computer science are also required.
Each applicant must enclose a letter of intent written in English, explaining why they want to study this programme, and a summary of their bachelor's essay or project. If applicants hold a degree that does not include a bachelor's essay or project, then their letter of intent should describe previous studies and any other academic activities related to the master's programme.
All supporting documents, including the letter of intent and the specific paper, should be submitted to University Admissions in Sweden.
As of this year there are two ways to submit your documents to University Admissions – you can send them in via regular post or you can upload them on Universityadmissions.se. Please note that for some specific countries, Sweden requires applicants to send in certified copies of their academic documents through the regular mail. It is therefore important that you check what is required for your country: Academic qualifications requirements for my country.
Oleg Sysoev, Programme Director
+46 13 28 22 63
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