Mathematical Statistics: Basic Course
Course · 15 credits
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.
Open for applicationsApplication opportunities
Requirements and selection
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 Pyhon, 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.
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.
Check if there are any country-specific eligibility rules for you to study Master's studies or Bachelor's studies in Sweden.
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.
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
- Read about how to document your eligibility and how to submit your documents at the University Admissions in Sweden website. Follow any country-specific document rules for Master's studies or Bachelor's studies
Country-specific requirements for Bachelor's studies – universityadmissions.se
Country-specific requirements for Master's studies – universityadmissions.se
- Get all your documents ready:
- official transcripts and high school diploma (Bachelor's applicants)
- official transcripts and degree certificate or proof of expected graduation (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.
- Upload or send all required documents to University Admissions before the document deadline.
- 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.
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Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 36 250
First payment: SEK 36 250
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.
EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland
There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.
If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100) 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 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.
Swedish Institute Scholarships
The Swedish Institute offers scholarships to international students applying for studies in Sweden at Bachelor's, Master's, PhD and post-doctoral levels.
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.
- Scholarships/funding for students from Indonesia, Mexico, Colombia, Russia and Chile, among other countries
- US student finance
- Canada student finance