Why study Statistics?

Quantitative procedures in the business, social, and natural sciences have continuously become more and more important in the past few years. Many exciting problems in different disciplines can only be solved with the help of modern statistical procedures. For example, statistics makes it possible to study the development of financial markets, the individual behaviour of consumers, demographic changes, environmental risks, or the evolution of the genome. Furthermore, the procedures for the intelligent collection and evaluation of data have grown in significance during this time of rapid increase of information. Against this background, the demand for well-trained statistics graduates is constantly growing.

The Statistics master programme embraces the increasingly interdisciplinary nature of the subject and is composed of a consortium of faculty and universities including: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (School of Business and Economics and Departement of Mathematics), the Freie Universität Berlin , the Technische Universität Berlin and the Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin. The programme is designed for students with a university degree (Bachelor, master or diploma) in a quantitative subject.