Allocation of ECTS credits on Compulsory and Mandatory Modules

1. Basics of Survey Statistics (30 ECTS credits)          

Compulsory modules:

  • Survey Sampling (6 ECTS credits)
  • Data Collection and Sources of Error (6 ECTS credits)
  • Introduction to Econometrics (6 ECTS credits)
  • Advanced Econometrics (6 ECTS credits)
  • Introduction to Bayes Statistics (6 ECTS credits)
2. Computational Statistics (4 - 14 ECTS credits)
  • Compulsory module:
    • Introduction to R Programming (4 ECTS credits)
  • Elective modules:
    • Advanced Data Analysis with R (4 ECTS credits)
    • Computationally intensive Methods/ Monte-Carlo-Methods (6 ECTS credits)
3. Survey Methodology (12 - 24 ECTS credits) 
  • Compulsory module:
    • Bloc seminar Survey-Methodology: Handling of Missing Data in Surveys (6 ECTS credits)
  • Elective modules:
    • Questionnaire Design (6 ECTS credits)
    • Multivariate Methods (6 ECTS credits)
    • Mixed Mode Surveys (6 ECTS credits)
    • Official Statistics (6 ECTS credits)
    • Calibration and Weighting Methods (6 ECTS credits)
    • Panelsurveys (6 ECTS credits)
4. Survey Statistics (12 - 24 ECTS credits)
  • Compulsory module:
    • Statistical Analysis of Missing Data (6 ECTS credits)
  • Elective modules:
    • Statistical Methods III (6 ECTS credits)
    • Time Series Analysis (6 ECTS credits)
    • Panel Data Analysis (6 ECTS credits)
    • Small Area Estimation Techniques (6 ECTS credits)
    • Variance Estimation Techniques (6 ECTS credits)
5. Application (0 - 12 ECTS credits)

Choosing from compulsory modules of the disciplines:

  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Computer Science / Applied Computer Science
  • Business Computer Science
  • Businnes Education Science
  • Economics
  • Business Administration

The respective Faculty Examining Board decides about deviate courses taken by students.

6. Research and Practice (8 - 16 ECTS credits)
At least one, but not more than two modules corresponding each to 8 ECTS credits have to be attended.
  • Internship I (8 ECTS credits)
  • Internship II (8 ECTS credits)
  • Research Project I (8 ECTS credits)
  • Research Project II (8 ECTS credits)
    • 480 hours of total work time should not be exceeded
    • At the end of an internship / a research project a paper (i. e. an activity report) has to be handed in
    • One of the modules may be replaced participating in an adequate, methodically applied, Summer School
7. Master Thesis and Colloquium (28 ECTS credits)

The topic of the master thesis should refer to at least one of the advanced module groups.

  • Master Thesis (25 ECTS credits)
  • Colloquium (3 ECTS credits)

Link to current courses in Statistics & Econometrics