Master (2 years) of of Science in Statistics, 120 ECTS
Mathematics, natural- and computer science

Institution University of Copenhagen (UCPH)
Campus City Campus
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 5300 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


The MSc in Statistics is a two-year degree programme that deals with the handling and controlling of uncertainty. Not in the sense that you make uncertainty disappear, but by incorporating uncertainty into your way of dealing with the world.
In practice, statistics is a combination of three different disciplines:
  • Probability theory, which is the field of mathematics that describes uncertainty.
  • Theoretical statistics, which comprises philosophical considerations about how best to translate between mathematics and reality.
  • Practical data processing, which is an area of applied computer science.
You will often also need to acquire significant insights into the field which the study in question deals with.

Read about the structure of the programme.

Career Opportunities  

Complex statistical problems arise in almost all types of research, and advanced statistical methodologies are widely used. Consequently, statisticians are in high demand as partners and team members in many projects.The current unemployment rate amongst statisticians is zero. Statisticians find jobs in, for instance:
  • The pharmaceutical industry
  • The public health insurance sector
  • The financial sector
  • Agricultural research
Some statisticians are employed at universities as scientists or teachers. This requires you to get a PhD. Others work as consultants or as private entrepreneurs.


The Faculty admits applicants who, after a thorough assessment, are deemed to possess educational qualifications equivalent to those required for Danish applicants.

Read more about the admission requirements 

In addition, documentation may be required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level. Read about the language requirements of the University of Copenhagen  

Application takes place through an online application portal. To see when and how to apply, please check this page. 

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen directly. Please enquire by email to

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.


There is no tuition fee for full-time degree students from the EU, EEA, or Switzerland. As regards tuition fees for non-EU/EEA citizens, plkease see below. 

Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.

Further Information

Read more about the MSc programme in Statistics.

Read an interview with a student of Statistics at University of Copenhagen.

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You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System

EU/EEA/Swiss Citizens

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01

Non-EU/EEA Citizens

Application date
Jan 15
Start date
Sep 01

City Campus


Studying at City Campus means being downtown Copenhagen. Everything the city has to offer is right outside the door. Nevertheless, it is easy to escape city noise in order to study or relax in one of the many beautiful, surrounding parks.The campus area accommodates the Faculty of Social Sciences and a part of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.

Centre for Health and Society is located between the city lakes and the transport hub Nørreport. This is a place brimming with history as the buildings are the former district general hospital with high ceilings and a stylish architectural look. Teaching facilities are modern, and in 2013, the University opened a new building with three auditoriums.

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