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Applied Statistics (MSc)

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Applied Statistics is a key discipline in the information society. It deals with collecting, analysing and integrating data. To this end, methods and instruments are developed by which large and unsorted masses of data from various sources can be translated responsibly and objectively into information and knowledge. As an interdisciplinary subject, Applied Statistics combines mathematical-statistical knowledge with elements from computer science and various fields of application.

Name:
Applied Statistics
Degree:
Master of Science (M.Sc)
Standard period of study:
4 semesters
Start:
Winter semester
Language of the programme:
German and English
Admission:
restricted

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Applied Statistics is a key discipline in the information society. It deals with collecting, analysing and integrating data. To this end, methods and instruments are developed by which large and unsorted masses of data from various sources can be translated responsibly and objectively into information and knowledge. As an interdisciplinary subject, Applied Statistics combines mathematical-statistical knowledge with elements from computer science and various fields of application.

The focus in Göttingen here is on the field of statistical modelling. At a solid mathematical level, this course imparts methodical knowledge while simultaneously keeping the application in mind. Part of the degree consists in a practical statistical course. Students are required to select a field of application in which they attend in-depth classes.

In the economic sphere and in industry, as well as in numerous areas of modern research, there is a high demand for well-qualified young talent with in-depth knowledge of statistics. Generally speaking, statisticians are required wherever decisions have to be made based on complex data structures and in conditions of uncertainty.

Possible employers include, in particular, the insurance and reinsurance sector, banks, the IT sector, corporate consultancies, research and development departments of companies, enterprises in the pharmaceutical industry, public research institutes, colleges and universities, and statistical offices. The career prospects for statisticians are excellent and are set to remain so for the foreseeable future.

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Structure

The Master's Programme in Applied Statistics is designed to take four semesters. In semesters 1 to 3, the students gain fundamental knowledge of statistical inference, statistical models and statistical modelling in the modules of the compulsory section. In the compulsory elective section, they can deepen their knowledge of statistical modelling and the selected field of application. Economics, Life Sciences, Empirical Social Research and Computer Sciences are currently available as choices for the fields of application.

In addition to this, the students work out statistical solutions to a given issue within the context of a practical statistical course, in cooperation with a practical partner. The Master of Applied Statistics is offered in both German and English. Sufficient competency in both languages will need to be demonstrated as part of the application process. The 4th semester is intended for writing the master's thesis.

Detailed information on the degree programme and a detailed list of the modules/courses offered can be found on the degree programme website of the Faculty of Business and Economics.

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Application

Application deadlines

Please apply from

  • April 1 to May 15 to commence studies in the winter semester (October)
You can only start this degree programme in the winter semester.

Previous Education

  • A minimum of six semesters of study culminating in a Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent course of study with a minimum of 180 ECTS credits in Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Sciences, Economics, Agricultural Economics or a closely related discipline (e.g. empirical Social Sciences and Psychology).
  • Applicants must have completed at least 150 of the 180 ECTS credits at the time of application. Unfortunately, we cannot consider applications that do not meet this requirement.

Language Requirements

  • English language skills
  • German language skills, if German is not your native language

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Specialization in 11 Master's programmes

After the Bachelor's degree you can deepen and expand your knowledge in 11 consecutive Master's degree programmes at the faculty. The faculty offers Master's programmes in Business Administration, Economics, Business Information Systems, Business and Human Resource Education, Applied Statistics and History of Global Markets. Some Master programmes even include a double degree programme with renowned universities in Europe, South Africa and China. See in the video (in German) why it is worthwhile to study in Göttingen.


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Service Centre for Students
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For prospective students and questions about the admission process
Centre for Statistics
Georg-August Universität Göttingen
Humboldtallee 3
37073 Göttingen

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