Structure

The Masters of Science in Statistics is a consecutive graduate course of studies and covers a course load of 120 credit points (ECTS) with an average period of study of four terms.
The program requirements consist of establishing a solid mathematical base in probability theory, as well as mathematical statistical theory. For the remainder of the courses, you are free to elect two of the five offered specialization tracks Statistical Inference, Econometrics, Quantitative Methods of the Financial Markets and Biometrics. Students may elect additional courses of their choice from the faculties of the affiliated institutes.

Ideal Curriculum

Mandatory Courses Specialization Masters’ Thesis Free Electives Credit Points
1st Semester (WS) Methodological Foundations
(14 ECTS)
Specialization
(16 ECTS)
30 ECTS
2nd Semester (SS) Probability Theory
(10 ECTS)
Advanced Statistical Methods
(5 ECTS)
Specialization
(10 ECTS)
Free Elective
(5 ECTS)
30 ECTS
3rd Semester (WS) Specialization
(10 ECTS)
Free Elective
(20 ECTS)
30 ECTS
4th Semester (SS) Masters’ Thesis
(30 ECTS)
30 ECTS
ECTS total 29 ECTS
Mandatory Courses
36 ECTS
Specialization
30 ECTS
Masters’ Thesis
25 ECTS
Free Electives
120 ECTS

A description of the individual modules and the courses offered in the specialization tracks can be found in the module descriptions (Modulbeschreibungen, in German).