120 ECTS - MS degree
Are you interested in statistics, data analysis and risk assessment?
Would you like practical training in the use of statistics in population-based studies?
About the programme
The programme provides practical knowledge of how statistics are used in research in the fields of biology, genetics, public health, and health sciences.
Emphasis is on a solid training in the use of statistics in population-based studies as well as a strong general foundation in statistics and data processing.
Mode of study
Cross- departmental electives and an independent research thesis enables students to shape their study plan around their area of interest.
Students have the option of exchange studies for part of the program.
We aim to accommodate the programme to international students as possible, but language of instruction in some courses might is Icelandic.
Further information: Course Catalogue
Applicants must hold an undergraduate degree (BS, BA, or comparable) from an accredited college/university. A specific field of study is not required, but our students are expected to have a solid background in methodology and completed a courses in mathematical analysis, linear algebra, and probability and statistics. International applicants for whom English is not their first language must submit a TOEFL or IELTS score as proof of English proficiency. Minimum scores accepted are 79 on the TOEFL internet based test or a IELTS score of 6,5. Applicants are evaluated for entrance based on the following criteria:
- Grade point average (in general a GPA equivalent to the Icelandic 7,25 (first) is a prerequisite for admissions).
- Performance in specific courses, such as methodology and statistics.
- Statement of purpose and objectives.