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STA-2002 Theoretical Statistics - 10 stp

The course is administrated by

Institutt for matematikk og statistikk

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.

Course overlap

S-201 Advanced statistics 10 stp

Course contents

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).

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.

Admission requirements

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

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).

Objective of the course

The candidate shall:

Language of instruction

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

Date for examination

School exam 02.12.2022

The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced at your faculty early in May and early in November.