STK9205 – 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 obtain an advanced knowledge within a specialized field statistics not covered by any ordinary course.


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

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

Overlapping courses

5 credits overlap with STK4205 – 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.


mandatory assignment.

Final oral or written examination. The form of examination will be announced by the teaching staff by 15 October/15 March for the autumn semester and the spring semester respectively.

In addition, each PhD candidate is expected to give an oral presentation on a topic of relevance chosen in cooperation with the lecturer. The presentation has to be approved by the lecturer for the student to be admitted to the final exam.

Language of examination

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

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. 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.

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Teaching language


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