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# Mathematical Statistics: Basic Course

Course · 15 credits

## Description

The course gives a proper introduction to probability and statistics based on a mathematical foundation.

The course is divided into two halves, the first covers probability theory and the second covers statistics. The course covers:

Sample space, Events, Basic set theory, Axioms of probability. Conditional probability, Independent events. Stochastic variables in one and several dimensions. Expectation, variance, and covariance. Normal distribution, binomial distribution, Poisson distribution and other important distributions. Conditional distributions and conditional expectations. Sums and linear combination of random variables. The law of large numbers, the central limit theorem and the law of rare events (Poisson limit). Point estimates and their properties. Maximum likelihood, Least squares and plugin estimators. Principles of interval estimates and hypothesis testing. Non-parametric test. Methods for observed data from standard distribution such as normal distribution, Binomial, Poisson and related distribution. Approximation methods based on the normal and Poisson distribution. Correlation. Linear regression.

## Course documents

Syllabus (PDF - new window)

## Contact

Mathematical Statistics

Sölvegatan 18A, 223 62 Lund

Box 118, 221 00 Lund

+46 46 222 85 50

http://www.maths.lu.se/english/divisions/mathematical-statistics/

## Requirements and selection

### Entry requirements

For admission to the course, general entry requirements and knowledge equivalent to the courses:

MATA21 Analysis in One Variable, 15 credits
MATA22 Linear Algebra 1, 7.5 credits
MATA23 Foundations of Algebra, 7.5 credits
NUMA01 Computational Programming with Python, 7.5 credits
MATB21 Analysis in Several Variables, 1 7.5 credits
MATB22 Linear algebra 2,  7.5 credits

Alternatively general entry requirements and knowledge equivalent to the courses:

MATA15 Algebra 1, 15 credits, MATA14 Analysis 1, 15 credits, MATB15 Analysis in Several Variables, 15 credits, MATB11 Linear Algebra, 7.5 credits and NUMA21 Tools in Computational Mathematics 7,5 credits.

### Selection criteria

Seats are allocated according to: The general average (GPA) of your higher secondary school leaving certificate: 20 %, The Swedish national university aptitude test: 10 %, number of previous ECTS at application deadline (up to 165): 70 %.

### English language requirements

Most of Lund University’s programmes require English Level 6 (unless otherwise stated under 'Entry requirements'). This is the equivalent of an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 90. There are several ways to prove your English language proficiency – check which proof is accepted at the University Admissions in Sweden website. All students must prove they meet English language requirements by the deadline, in order to be considered for admission.

### Country-specific requirements

Check if there are any country-specific eligibility rules for you to study Bachelor's or Master's studies in Sweden:

Country-specific requirements for Bachelor's studies – universityadmissions.se

Country-specific requirements for Master's studies – universityadmissions.se

## Apply

### Start Autumn Semester 2024

Day-time Lund, part time 50%

In English

Study period

2 September 2024 - 19 January 2025

Application

You can only apply for this course in the 'Swedish student' application round. Find out more: Applying for studies – when to apply

### How to apply

Lund University uses a national application system run by University Admissions in Sweden. It is only possible to apply during the application periods.

When to apply for studies

### Step 1: Apply online

• Check that you meet the entry requirements of the programme or course you are interested in (refer to the section above on this webpage).
• Start your application – go to the University Admissions in Sweden website where you create an account and select programmes/courses during the application period.
Visit the University Admissions in Sweden website
• Rank your programme/course choices in order of preference and submit them before the application deadline.

### Step 2: Submit documents

Country-specific requirements for Bachelor's studies – universityadmissions.se
Country-specific requirements for Master's studies – universityadmissions.se

- official transcripts and high school diploma (Bachelor's applicants)
- official transcripts and degree certificate or proof that you are in the final year of your Bachelor's (Master's applicants)
- passport/ID (all applicants) and
- proof of English proficiency (all applicants).

• Prepare programme-specific documents if stated in the next paragraph on this webpage.
• Pay the application fee (if applicable – refer to the section below on this webpage) before the document deadline.

* Note that the process is different if you are applying as an exchange student or as a part of a cooperation programme (such as Erasmus+).
* If you have studied your entire Bachelor's programme in Sweden and all of your academic credits are in Ladok, you do not have to submit transcripts or your diploma when applying for a Master's programme. However, there may still be other documents you need to submit! See the link below.

## Tuition fees

### Non-EU/EEA citizens

Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 42 500

First payment: SEK 42 500

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Citizens of a country outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees. You pay one instalment of the tuition fee in advance of each semester.

Tuition fees, payments and exemptions

### EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland

There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.

### Application fee

If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 when you apply at the University Admissions in Sweden website. You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.

*Note that there are no tuition or application fees for exchange students or doctoral/PhD students, regardless of their nationality.

## Scholarships & funding

### Lund University Global Scholarship programme

The Lund University Global Scholarship programme is a merit-based and selective scholarship targeted at top academic students from countries outside the EU/EEA.

Lund University Global Scholarship

### Swedish Institute Scholarships

The Swedish Institute offers scholarships to international students applying for studies in Sweden at Master's level.

Scholarship information on the Swedish Institute website

### Country-specific scholarships and funding options

Lund University has agreements with scholarship organisations and funding bodies in different countries, which may allow applicants to apply for funding or scholarships in their home countries for their studies at Lund University.

### External scholarships

Information about scholarships from external organisations