Statistics (Master)

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The master’s programme in Statistics aims at providing students with an academically oriented pre-professional education. In addition, it imparts the necessary basics for a doctoral programme in statistics. In contrast to the bachelor’s programme in Statistics, the master’s programme in Statistics provides students with a mathematically oriented education in the core areas of statistics, as well as in stochastics and decision support/optimisation. In addition, the master’s programme offers an introduction to modern developments in statistics as well as to the areas of application of quantitative finance and biometry.


Degree Programme Code: 066 951

4 semesters / 120 ECTS credits

Language: German

NO entrance examination



Instruction Language German

Please note that the instruction language of this programme is German. To start the degree programme, you need to hold a certificate of German proficiency on C1 level.

Study Programme

The master’s programme consists of core modules on: Probability theory and asymptotic statistics, stochastics, econometry, special emphasis on statistics, quantitative finance and decision support, and biometry.

Five Concepts

which you will deal with during your studies (examples):

  • Stochastics
  • Econometrics
  • Probability theory
  • Biometrics
  • Markov processes

     Overview of the programme structure & topics

    Here you find the current offer of courses for this programme to gain better insight into the topics and structure. For more information please click on the respective level.

    After Graduation

    Graduates can pursue a career in the following occupational areas: Banking and insurance industry, administration in industry, quality assurance, natural science, biometrics and medicine, healthcare, psychology, environmental sciences, social sciences, market and opinion research institutes, business and economics.

    Graduates' Perspective on the Degree Programme

    Graduate Survey

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    Career Tracking of Graduates

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