Telling arguments in favor of Master's Degree Programme Survey Statistics

What does Survey Statistics mean?

Survey Statistics is concerned with  the analysis of quantitative data collected from populations or institutions. For this reason it can be applied to a large spectrum of disciplines such as social and economic sciences, psychology, medicine and biology. The data are collected by national statistics, scientific research institutions and also by institutions of market and opinion research.

What study Survey Statistics for?

There is a continuosly growing demand for survey statisticians derivating from official statistics as well as from operators of major surveys and empirically engaged research institutions. In this context the well-grounded knowledge of statistical methods of planning, execution and evaluation of surveys is crucial. The new master's degree programme Survey Statistics meets these increasing demands.

The course of studies is offered comprehensively by the universities Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg, Freie Universität Berlin and Universität Trier and their faculties. Up to now this cooperation is unique not only in Germany, but also in Europe, and enables students to choose from an exceedingly wide range of courses.

The studies provide the ability to analyze problems in social and economic sciences, psychology and similar domains applying statistical methods. Sophisticated and innovative problem solutions concerning the planning, procedures and evaluation of surveys are acquired, too.

Numerous possibilities of specialisation prepare students for professional tasks and enable them to pursue own research activities.

Why the city Bamberg?

Bamberg is a town of UNESCO world heritage that offers a high quality of life and manifold surroundings for students. Apart from the idyllic townscape Bamberg stands out due to cultural activities, e. g. concerts for students by the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra and the Days of Filmlets and Literature.

Why the Otto-Friedrich-University of Bamberg?

The Chair of Statistics and Econometrics not only offers a large variety of courses, but also an intensive mentoring of the students. The contents of studies are practised in small exercise courses refering to the lectures.

Social sciences at the University of Bamberg are characterised by their empirical orientation. This supplies students of the master's degree programme in Survey Statistics with a large variety of subsidiary subjects. The Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences enables students to get familiar with the handling of statistical software like R, SPSS and STATA.

For further information please check out the FAQs first, before contacting the programme representative Dr. Florian Meinfelder.