STK9200 - Advanced Statistical Methods

Schedule, syllabus and examination date

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Course content

The precise contents of this course will vary, but will consist of selected themes of contemporary research in advanced statistical methodology. The content will depend on both requests from PhD students and the availability of appropriate course leaders. The current semester page will provide a more detailed description of the course content.

Learning outcome

After having completed the course you will have:

  • more knowledge of specific themes within advanced statistical methodology
  • training in reading, process and judging research articles
  • training in presenting research articles​


PhD candidates from the University of Oslo should apply for classes and register for examinations through Studentweb.

If a course has limited intake capacity, priority will be given to PhD candidates who follow an individual education plan where this particular course is included. Some national researchers’ schools may have specific rules for ranking applicants for courses with limited intake capacity.

PhD candidates who have been admitted to another higher education institution must apply for a position as a visiting student within a given deadline.


Recommended previous knowledge

Master degree in statistics, or working knowledge on a similar level.

Overlapping courses

For information about the potential partial overlap with other courses, contact the Department.


3 hours lecture/exercises each week.


mandatory assignment.

Final oral or written examination.

Examination support material

Permitted aids at the exam if written: Approved calculator.
Oral exam: No aids permitted.

Information about approved calculators (Norwegian only)

Language of examination

Subjects taught in English will only offer the exam paper in English.

You may write your examination paper in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

This course offers both postponed and resit of examination. Read more:

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.


The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.

Facts about this course






Spring 2018

Autumn 2015

Autumn 2014

Taught according to demand and resources. If you want to attend the course, please send an e-mail to


Spring 2018

Autumn 2015

Autumn 2014

According to demand and resources.

Teaching language


The course is given in English. If no students have asked for the course in English within the first lecture, it may be given in Norwegian.