Statistics (Magister)

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The master’s programme in Statistics aims at providing students with an academically oriented pre-professional education. In addition, it imparts the necessary basics for a doctoral programme in statistics. In contrast to the bachelor’s programme in Statistics, the master’s programme in Statistics provides students with a mathematically oriented education in the core areas of statistics, as well as in stochastics and decision support/optimisation. In addition, the master’s programme offers an introduction to modern developments in statistics as well as to the areas of application of quantitative finance and biometry.


Degree Programme Code: 066 951

4 semesters / 120 ECTS credits

Language: German

NO entrance examination


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Data updated on: 05.01.2022

*Click here for further information on statistical data in the field of teaching and learning. (in German)


Instruction Language German

Please note that the instruction language of this programme is German. To start the degree programme, you need to hold a certificate of German proficiency on C1 level.

Study Programme

The master’s programme consists of core modules on: Probability theory and asymptotic statistics, stochastics, econometry, special emphasis on statistics, quantitative finance and decision support, and biometry.

Five Concepts

which you will deal with during your studies:

  • Stochastics
  • Econometrics
  • Probability theory
  • Biometrics
  • Markov processes

... and many more.

     Overview of the programme structure & topics

    Here you find the current offer of courses for this programme to gain better insight into the topics and structure. For more information please click on the respective level.

    After Graduation

    Graduates can pursue a career in the following occupational areas: Banking and insurance industry, administration in industry, quality assurance, natural science, biometrics and medicine, healthcare, psychology, environmental sciences, social sciences, market and opinion research institutes, business and economics.

    Graduates' Perspective on the Degree Programme

    Graduate Survey

    The University asks graduates to provide their opinion about the degree programme immediately after graduating. The survey results show how graduates evaluate the degree programme they completed from a subject-specific and organisational perspective.


    The graduate survey is an important feedback tool for continuously improving the quality of studies.

    Graduates ...

    • say that this degree programme receives the grade: 2.0 (good)
    • rate the level of difficulty as: 4.3 (high)

    → These results are based on feedback from 8 graduates.

    *Detailed information about the implementation, analysis and use of the survey as well as further data can be found in the master's programme in Statistics graduation survey (in German).

    Career Tracking of Graduates

    The tracking of graduates provides information about the career paths of the University of Vienna graduates and aims at providing guidance for career entry after graduation (e.g. questions about the duration of job search until first employment after graduation, salary development and sectors that graduates are active in).

    3 years after graduation ...

    • 76% of graduates residing in Austria are gainfully employed.
    • graduates earn approx. € 2,979 gross/month.
    • 13% of graduates work in the scientific research and development (non−university) sector.

    *You can find precise information on implementation, evaluation and use as well as further data for this degree programme in the graduate tracking "Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics".