The structure of the programme option depends on whether you want a long Master's thesis of 60 ECTS credits, or a short thesis of 30 ECTS credits. It is most common to choose a long Master's thesis.
Course of study
Example with long Master's thesis:
|4. semester||Master's thesis||Master's thesis||Master's thesis|
|3. semester||Master's thesis||Master's thesis||Course|
|2. semester||Master's thesis||Course||Course|
|10 ECTS credits||10 ECTS cerdits||10 ECTS credits|
You must take courses that together account for 60 or 90 ECTS credits, depending on whether you choose a long or short Master's thesis. It is recommended that the mandatory courses are taken as early as possible in the programme, preferably in the first semester.
If you take a long Master's thesis, at least 40 ECTS credits must be within statistics. The other courses may be from other fields, such as mathematics or computer science.
If you take a short Master's thesis, at least 50 ECTS credits must be within statistics. You take courses the first three semesters, while the Master's thesis is completed in the last semester.
The choice of master's courses is done in consultion with your supervisor, please see a list of courses.
- STK4011 – Statistical Inference Theory
- STK4100 – Introduction to Generalized Linear Models. If you earlier have taken STK3100 – Introduction to Generalized Linear Models, you are exempted from this requirement.
The following course is highly recommended and you should take the course as soon as possible as it is taught according to demand and resources:
During the first semester you will establish contact with a supervisor and tentatively agree on a topic for Your Master's thesis.