Statistics: Bayesian Methods

Course · 7.5 credits

Description

This course provides exposure to Bayesian methods. With advances of computational tools it is shown that Bayesian methods are no longer of limited practical use. The implementation Markov chain Monte Carlo methods for sampling from the posterior is presented and thus demonstrating that Bayesian methods are possible, even in very complicated models.

Course contents

This course on Bayesian statistics covers methodology, major programming tools and applications in this field. The course starts with a review of conditional probability and Bayes' Theorem. Introduction to the Bayesian approach will follow that includes discussing: subjective probability and likelihood function. Inference for populations is presented using random samples and conjugate priors, including posterior estimates and credibility sets. Presentation of sequential use of Bayes' theorem is covered and its benefits are illustrated by evaluating Bayesian updates based on increasing data flow. Fundamentals of building hierarchical models are discussed. Illustrations are carried out using the statistical package R.

After the course

When you have completed this course, you will have knowledge about Bayesian methods and techniques.

More information can be found at http://www.stat.lu.se/en/education/courses/stae02_bayesian_methods

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Application opportunities

Contact

Department of Statistics

Visiting address
Tycho Brahes väg 1, 223 63 Lund

Postal address
Box 7080, 220 07 Lund

+46 46 222 89 21

http://www.stat.lu.se/en

Pierre Carbonnier

Study advisor

+46 46 222 89 06

pierre [dot] carbonnier [at] stat [dot] lu [dot] se

Requirements and selection

Entry requirements

General and 60 ECTS credits and Statistics: Basic Course 1

Selection criteria

Seats are allocated according to: The general average (GPA) of your higher secondary school leaving certificate: 34 %, The Swedish national university aptitude test: 34 %, Previous college/university studies (APGR): 32 %.

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 Master's studies or Bachelor's studies in Sweden.

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Study Options

There are no open applications at the moment.

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 www.universityadmissions.se where you create an account and select programmes/courses, during the application period.
  • 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 www.universityadmissions.se. Follow any country-specific document rules for Master's studies or Bachelor's studies.
  • 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 and proof of English proficiency (all applicants).
  • Prepare programme-specific documents if stated in the adjacent column 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. 

*Svensk student? Läs instruktionerna om att söka till ett internationellt masterprogram på lu.se.

Tuition fees

Non-EU/EEA citizens

Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 0

First payment: SEK 0

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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.

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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 (approximately EUR 100) when you apply at www.universityadmissions.se. You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.

Read more about paying the University Admissions in Sweden application fee and exemptions on the University Admissions website.


*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.

Lund University Global Scholarship

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.

Scholarship options at 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

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