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

Institution Aarhus University (AU)
Campus Aarhus
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 7250 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


The MSc degree in Statistics is a flexible programme that builds general competencies in statistics while allowing students to specialise in the particular branch of statistics of their choice, such as one of the areas in which Aarhus University is particularly strong – theoretical and applied statistics, and probability theory.

Career Opportunities    

There is an undersupply of statisticians. Statistics graduates from Aarhus University are very much in demand, and their employment prospects are extremely good, whether in Aarhus, other major Danish cities, or overseas.

Recent statistics graduates have taken up careers in universities and research institutions, in the pharmaceutical industry, in the telecommunications and finance sectors, and in insurance companies. In universities, statistics graduates frequently work with doctors, biologists, or chemists in an interdisciplinary setting analysing large amounts of data, while others teach statistics. Within the pharmaceutical industry, statisticians plan clinical trials or design methods to test new drugs for unwanted side effects. In insurance, statistics graduates often work as actuaries, for instance contributing to working out tariffs.

Common to all these careers is that they require knowledge of a number of advanced mathematical models, and that is what the MSc in Statistics will equip you with. Graduates can also apply to enter the PhD programme.

About the Degree

Teaching on the programme is greatly influenced by research, as the lecturers are active researchers. In addition to lectures, instruction includes theoretical and practical exercises.

The Statistics programme at Aarhus University is characterised by a strong focus on theoretical aspects. Incoming students are required to have a strong background in advanced probability theory based on measure and integration theory

Students in the programme are based at the Department of Mathematics, which has its own canteen, computer rooms, library, and study areas shared by students. As a master’s student, you will receive your own desk in an office shared with other master’s students. The department also has a number of student organisations such as Euler’s Friends and the Kalkulerbar or Friday bar, through which academic activities, study trips, and social functions are organised. 


To find out more about admission to the MSc in Statistics please visit the programme’s website.

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

Apply directly at Aarhus University with all relevant documentation.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact Aarhus University directly. A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education →


Please read more about tuition fee here →

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at

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


Application date
Jan 15
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Sep 01


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Mar 01
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