Brief description


Degree programme code: 066 951
Degree programme: Master's programme
Degree programme duration: 4 semesters
Workload: 120 ECTS credits
Degree: Mag.rer.soc.oec.
Language of instructions: German/English
Admission requirements: Click here
Application procedure: no

Programme outcomes

Graduates of the Magister programme in Statistics have an in depth knowledge of the theoretical principles and concepts of statistics and problem solving competence in applied fields such as Econometrics, Quantitative Finance, Decision Support and Biometrics at their disposal.

Fields of activity

Due to the relatively small number of graduates on the one hand and the diversity of possible application of these skills on the other, the chances of finding suitable employment are very good. 
Typical employers are government departments and public authorities, market research and opinion poll institutes, finance companies e.g. banks, insurance and pharmaceutical companies as well as universities and research facilities. In addition there is also the possibility of self-employment as a consultant or assessor (adviser). 


Core programme
ECTS credits required: 90
ECTS credits
Probability theory and asymptotic statistics20
Specialisation Statistics39
Quantitative Finance and Decision Support6
Elective courses
Required ECTS credits: 10
ECTS credits
Elective courses10
Master's thesis module
ECTS credits required: 20
ECTS credits
Master's thesis20

Curriculum/Study plan

For all legal regulations and a detailed description of the structure of this degree programme, please refer to the curriculum.

Personal requirements

Sound prior knowledge in statistics and mathematics are a prerequisite for this study programme, as well as familiarity with statistical software and programming experience. Graduates are expected to be able and willing to cooperate with experts of varying disciplines.


Information about the admission are available on the website of the Admissions Ofice

Contact and help

Please address questions and concerns regarding the admission procedure to "Studienservice und Lehrwesen" via their contact form.

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