“I keep saying that the sexy job in the next 10 years will be statisticians,” said Hal Varian, chief economist at Google. “And I’m not kidding.” [Source: "For Today’s Graduate, Just One Word: Statistics", NY Times, August 5, 2009]
Statistician ranked 4th best job in 2011 by CareerCast
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The program is aimed at a wide variety of students holding a Bachelor's or Master's degree in mathematics, physics, statistics, computational science, engineering, biology or other science related subjects. Basic knowledge in Mathematics and Computer Science (see FAQ) and good grades are expected.
The diploma requires 60 credits obtained from core courses and elective courses from both statistics/mathematics and a field of application. The Master thesis takes the last five months and gives additional 30 credits.
The Program requires three semesters of full-time studies. A possibility for part-time studies is offered by the Course in Advanced Studies in Applied Statistics, which leads to a certificate (16 credit points) or to a diploma (30 credit points): http://stat.ethz.ch/wbl
Students can specialize in three different areas
- Statistical Methodology,
- Applied Statistics,
and have it mentioned in the final diploma.
More details about content and admission rules are explained in the regulations.
Our program gives an excellent start for future careers in:
Universities, research institutes, pharmaceutical industry, insurance industry, financial industry, marketing, ...
Job opportunities for statisticians are generally excellent.
Application deadlines are shown in the box on the top right of this page; please use the electronic application form for your application.
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