Undergraduate course

Basic Course in Statistics

Semester of Instruction


Objectives and Content

The main emphasis in this course is on probability models. Discrete and continuous distributions, among others the binomial, the hypergeometric, the exponential, the Poisson and the normal distributions are treated. Examples are given from many areas. The last part of the course deals with principles for estimating unknown quantities using least squares, method of moments, maximum likelihood, and with the construction of confidence intervals.

Learning Outcomes

Students will get a basis for further studies in statistics, both for those who wish to specialize in statistics, and for those who need statistics in other disciplines.

Recommended Previous Knowledge

MAT101 or MAT111 (can be taken together with STAT110).

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance


Forms of Assessment

Written examination, 5 hours.

Grading Scale

The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.

Subject Overlap

STAT101: 5 ECTS, ECON240: 4 ECTS

Exam information

  • Type of assessment: Written exam

    5 hours
    Withdrawal deadline