Doctoral Studies in Statistics
The Department of Statistics at the Umeå School of Business and Economics, Umeå University, conducts methodological research with applications in the social and medical sciences. The main research profile of the department is Analysis of large datasets: models and methods for analysis with administrative registries and longitudinal studies. Moreover, the researchers at the department are involved in multidisciplinary research programs including Ageing and Living Conditions and Swedish Initiative for Research on Microdata in the Social And Medical Sciences.
The department of statistics gives master courses and has a PhD program in Statistics. The PhD program in statistics is four years long (240 ECTS credits). After two years one may choose to obtain an intermediary degree (Phil Lic, 120 hp credits).
The PhD program consists of 100 hp credits of courses and of a PhD thesis. For the Phil Lic degree one has to examine 50 hp of graduate courses. PhD students may be appointed on teaching and/or consulting duties up to 20 % of their time, thereby prolonging the duration of the program so that four years of graduate studies are guaranteed.
Eligibility requirements and assessment criteria
To qualify for the PhD program in Statistics, students must have a degree awarded at the advanced level with a major in Statistics (or equivalent qualifications). Moreover the student must have satisfactorily undertaken courses in Mathematics equivalent to at least 30 ECTS credits.
Exact prerequisites can be found at the department’s webpage, or using the contact details provided below. Applicants with a degree from a non-Swedish university are encouraged to provide obtained results from GMAT (and/or GRE) and TOEFL tests if available.
For more information contact Marie Wiberg.