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# Statistics: Data Visualisation

Course · 4 credits

## Description

How do you create nice and communicative charts? A picture is after all worth a thousand words. In this course, you will learn the basics of visualising data, both in theory and practice.

## Course Content

In this course, you will learn how to construct graphs and visualisations according to the theory Grammar of Graphics. You will also learn how to create visualisations yourself using the software R and its package ggplot2. A central part of creating visualisations is making choices. Through the choices you make, your visualisation will be more or less intelligible and also highlight different aspects of the data. An important element of the course is therefore to review visualisations by other course participants.

Topics covered in the course include

• Introduction to R and ggplot2
• Choice of colour, symbols, scales, and perspective (2D, 3D)
• Summation and abstraction (many observations)
• Interactive visualisations
• Maps and spatial data
• Visualisation of statistical models

## After the Course

The ability to create high-quality charts and visualisations will benefit you in almost every profession.

## Course documents

Syllabus (PDF - new window)

## Contact

Department of Statistics

Tycho Brahes väg 1, 223 63 Lund

Box 7080, 220 07 Lund

+46 46 222 89 21

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

Pierre Carbonnier

+46 46 222 89 06

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

## Requirements and selection

### Entry requirements

General eligibility and knowledge corresponding to STAA41 Statistics: Basic course 1, 15 ECTS credits, or STAA36 Statistics: Fundamentals of Business Analytics, 7,5 ECTS credits.

### Selection criteria

Seats are allocated according to the following: The general average (GPA) of your higher secondary school leaving certificate: 34 %, The Swedish national university aptitude test: 34 %, number of previous ECTS at the application deadline (up to 165): 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.

How to prove your English proficiency – universityadmissions.se

### 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 Spring Semester 2024

Mixed-time Lund, part time 25%

In English, distance learning

No mandatory meetings

Study period

15 January 2024 - 19 March 2024

Application

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

### Start Autumn Semester 2024

Mixed-time Lund, part time 25%

In English, distance learning

No mandatory meetings

Study period

2 September 2024 - 31 October 2024

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

• 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

- 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.
• 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.

## Tuition fees

### Non-EU/EEA citizens

Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 8 000

First payment: SEK 8 000

Convert currency – xe.com

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