Brief description

Curriculum

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). 

Structure

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

Core programme
ECTS credits required: 90
ECTS credits
Probability theory and asymptotic statistics20
Stochastics10
Econometrics9
Specialisation Statistics39
Quantitative Finance and Decision Support6
Biometrics6

Elective courses
Required ECTS credits: 10
ECTS credits
Elective courses10

Master's thesis module
ECTS credits required: 20
ECTS credits
Master's thesis20

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.

Admission

Information about the admission are available on the website of the StudiesServiceCenter.

Contact and help

If you have any questions regarding the content of the degree programme, please contact:
ssc-wiwi@univie.ac.at
strv.statistik@univie.ac.at

If you have questions regarding the organisation of the degree programme, please contact:
ssc-wiwi@univie.ac.at