With a Master's degree in Applied Statistics you will have the knowledge and the qualifications to assume a leading role in the design of statistical surveys and to contribute to the development of statistical analysis. Potential employers are banks and insurance companies, market research firms, as well as the industry sector, especially the pharmaceutical industry.
The master program prepares students for careers as statisticians in both the private and the public sectors. Statistical methods are used all over the world and the students of the master program gain access to the international job market. The program gives the students training for a profession as a statistician. At the same time the program prepares the student for studies at the Ph.D. level. The training covers many areas of statistical theory and practice giving opportunities to work in different fields of application of statistical methodology, although a focus of the program is on applications within the economic and social sciences. The program is particularly well suited for students interested in a career in official statistics. It is the only Swedish master program and one of twelve in total that has been certified by Eurostat (the statistical office of the European Union) to offer a European Master in Official Statistics (EMOS). The program is made up of four semesters of courses. The program starts with a course in mathematics and a course in statistical theory. During the first year students will, in addition, take two courses in econometrics, two courses on the theories and methods in the area of survey methodology and courses in computational statistics and Bayesian statistics. The third and the fourth semesters each includes two courses and one 15 credits master thesis. The students write two master theses in the program, one during the third semester and one during the fourth semester. A European Master in Official Statistics can be obtained by taking courses aimed towards official statistics during the third semester, conducting an internship at Statistics Sweden or another statistical agency during the fourth semester and writing a thesis that is relevant for the production of official statistics. After completion of the program, the student has the training needed to take a leading role in the design and implementation of statistical surveys and analyses as well as the ability to contribute to the developments of statistical methodology.