Teaching is based on the most recent research, using mathematical background, needed in statistics, and forms a solid basis for PhD studies. Teaching and research is based both on classical statistics and Bayesian approaches.Specialization areas
Your preference in either of these specialization areas will be asked in your application and your motivation letter is an admission criteria, together with the quality of your previous studies and grades.
In addition to these specialization areas listed below, we have social statistics (teaching mainly in Finnish).
You can also get Master´s Degree in Statistics, specialization area Statistical Machine learning by combining studies in statistics and studies of machine learning from the Department of Computer Science.
Biometry and bioinformatics constitute quantitative methodologies for the life sciences, covering a wide spectrum of topics ranging from problems at the molecular level to populations and evolution, gene mapping and epidemiology of complex diseases, systems and molecular biology and phylogenetics.
Time series analysis and econometrics focus on theoretical and applied aspects of nonlinear and nonstationary trending time series, both univariate and multivariate. Econometrics is an important, but not the only, application area of interest.
Just as Geometry means "measuring the earth", Biometry means "measuring life". More exactly, it can be said to constitute quantitative - predominantly statistical - methodologies for the life sciences. The biometry research group focuses on modelling and analysis of biological phenomena and processes. The research covers a wide spectrum of topics ranging from problems at the molecular level to populations and evolution. In particular, the research group addresses questions in population genetics, gene mapping and epidemiology of complex diseases, systems and molecular biology, phylogenetics, and the evaluation of environmental risks.
To tackle these problems the research group uses a variety of approaches, most importantly probabilistic and Bayesian methods. A characteristic feature of the research of the Biometry group is a very strong emphasis on collaborative research, carried out jointly with staff members of the sectorial research institutions.
Biometry and bioinformatics is one of the specialization areas in statistics (57561 / 78081 Biometrian ja bioinformatiikan linja), including these courses::
If your plan is to graduate from "Statistics, specialization area Biometry and bioinformatics", you don´t have to restrict your studies to this course list. Feel free to take also other courses! And: many of these courses are also relevant to other specialization areas!Econometrics
Econometric research has a long tradition in the University of Helsinki initiated by the first Professor of Statistics Leo Törnqvist. Since the 1990s modern methods of modelling nonstationary trending time series has been the focus of the Research Group of Econometrics. Recent research is also concerned with analysis of nonlinear time series analysis relevant e.g. in the analysis of financial time series.
The University of Helsinki is giving about 50 start-up grants to qualified degree students who are accepted to study in an International Master's Degree Programme. The amount of each grant will be 1000-1500 euro. The grants are not meant to cover living expenses, but we hope that the little extra money helps our new students to settle in Helsinki.
The International Student Grant is available for degree students who are admitted in 2014 into the programmes below: