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MSc Statistics and Data Mining, 120 credits

Statistics amd data mining


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 that challenge professional analysts. 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 facts

Degree: Master of Science (120 credits) in Statistics
Language: English
Duration: Two years
Pace of study: Full-time
Campus: Linköping
Application code: LIU-91009
Application period: mid-Oct - 15 Jan
Start date: August

Tuition fees

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

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Programme specific requirements

A bachelor’s degree in one of the following subjects: statistics, mathematics, applied mathematics, computer science, engineering or a similar degree.
Courses in calculus, linear algebra, statistics and programming 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.

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.


Read more about entry requirements and the application process.



Oleg Sysoev, Programme Director
+46 13 28 22 63


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