autumn 2022
STA-2002 Theoretical Statistics - 10 ECTS

Application deadline

Applicants from Nordic countries: 1 June for the autumn semester and 1 December for the spring semester. Applicants from outside the Nordic countries: 1 October for the spring semester and 15 April for the autumn semester.

Type of course

The course is included in the study programs Applied Physics and Mathematics - master (5-years) and Mathematical Sciences - Bachelor. It may also be taken independent of study program. This course is also available for inbound exchange students.

Admission requirements

Applicants from Nordic countries: Generell studiekompetanse og følgende spesielle opptakskrav: Matematikk R1 + R2 og i tillegg enten:

  • Fysikk 1 + 2 eller
  • Kjemi 1+ 2 eller
  • Biologi 1 + 2 eller
  • Informasjonsteknologi 1 +2 eller
  • Geofag 1 + 2 eller
  • Teknologi og forskningslære 1 + 2

International applicants: Higher Education Entrance Qualification and certified language requirements in English. It is a requirement that students have  some prior knowledge of biology and ecology, chemistry and mathematics (Participants must have taken introductory level university courses, and achieved pass grades, in these subjects).

A list of the requirements for the Higher Education Entrance Qualification in Norway can be found on the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education website -

Application code: 9336 (Nordic applicants).

Course overlap

If you pass the examination in this course, you will get an reduction in credits (as stated below), if you previously have passed the following courses:

S-201 Advanced statistics 10 stp

Course content

This course builds on STA-1001 Statistics and probability with a thorough discussion of statistical methods and principles (sufficiency, power-optimality, exponential classes, maximum likelihood, Bayesian estimation).

Recommended prerequisites

STA-1001 Probability and statistics

Objectives of the course

The candidate shall:

  • obtain thorough knowledge and understanding of the statistical principles and concepts sufficiency, power-optimality, exponential classes, maximum likelihood, Bayesian estimation.
  • be able to apply these concepts to solve problems.

Language of instruction and examination

The language of instruction and the syllabus is English. Examination questions will be given in English, but may be answered either in English or a Scandinavian language.

Teaching methods

Lectures: 40 h Coursework: 30 h

Information to incoming exchange students

This course is open for inbound exchange student who meets the admission requirements, including prerequisites. Please see the Admission requirements" and the "Prerequisite" sections for more information.

Do you have questions about this course?  Please check the following website to contact the course coordinator for exchange students at the faculty:


Examination: Date: Duration: Grade scale:
School exam 02.12.2022 09:00 4 Hours A–E, fail F

Work requirement

To take an examination, the student must have passed the following coursework requirements:
Mandatory homework sets Approved/ Not approved
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  • About the course
  • Campus: Tromsø |
  • ECTS: 10
  • Course code: STA-2002
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