STK4205 - Short course in selected topics of statistics

Schedule, syllabus and examination date

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Course content

The course is intended to be given by visiting scholars within their
specialty and will vary from time to time. The course will be
primarily aimed at PhD students.

Learning outcome

Students will learn a specialized field
statistics not covered by any ordinary course.


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Recommended previous knowledge

Bachelor in statistics and an additional 20
credits in statistics at Master's level.

Overlapping courses

5 credits overlap with STK9205 - Short course in selected topics of statistics


Teaching methods will vary but main model will be an intensive week with 15 hours lectures and 7 hours lab.


Depending on the number of students, the exam will be in one of the following four forms:
1. Only written exam
2. Only oral exam
3. A project paper followed by a written exam.
4. A project paper followed by an oral exam/hearing.

For the latter two the project paper and the exam counts equally and the final grade is based on a general impression after the final exam. (The two parts of the exam will not be individually graded.)

What form the exam will take will be announced by the teaching staff within September 15th for the autumn semester and February15th for the spring semester.

Language of examination

The examination text is given in English, and you submit your response in English.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

Students who can document a valid reason for absence from the regular examination are offered a postponed examination at the beginning of the next semester.

Re-scheduled examinations are not offered to students who withdraw during, or did not pass the original examination.

Withdrawal from an examination

It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.

Facts about this course






Spring 2017


Spring 2017

Teaching language


This is an intensive course given January 5th - 13th 2017.