STK-MAT2011 – Project Work in Finance, Insurance, Risk and Data Analysis

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Course content

This is a project course where the students are trained in important aspects of a project. A variety of projects within the areas of finance, insurance, tecnical/economical risk and other uses of statistics, such as for example medicine, biology and technology, are offered.

Learning outcome

After having completed the course you have:

  • been given insight into the use of mathematics, statistics and computing tools to solve problems under supervision;
  • been trained in analysing problems;
  • learned to structure and write a report, which is written by using LaTeX;
  • been trained in communicating the results.

Admission to the course

Students at UiO register for courses and exams in Studentweb.

Formal prerequisite knowledge

The course presuppose at least one of the there following courses:

Overlapping courses


During the first few weeks you will be given a brief introduction to the use of LaTeX, library and online resources and potential projects/supervisors will be presented. A mandatory assignment will also be given during the first few weeks.

The course coordinator will assign projects/supervisors by taking into consideration the submitted wishes from the students.

For most of the semester the students will have to work independently, under the supervision of a supervisor.

Within a given deadline at the end of the semester, the students will have to submit a project paper, followed by an oral presentation and hearing.

The course may be taught in Norwegian if the lecturer and all students at the first lecture agree to it.

The first lecture is compulsory.


1 mandatory assignment.

Submission of the project paper and an oral presentation.

Examination support material

No examination support material is allowed.

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.

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.

Special examination arrangements, use of sources, explanations and appeals

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Last updated from FS (Common Student System) Jan. 27, 2020 6:20:51 PM

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