Probability Theory III, 7.5 ECTS

Second level


Study pace 50%
Study time Daytime
Study form Normal
Language English
Special eligibility requirements
Prerequisites for the course are courses equivalent to 60 ECTS in mathematical statistics, including courses corresponding to Probability theory II (MT5002) and Stochastic Processes and Simulation II (MT5004). Also required is knowledge equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English B.


The course covers basic measure theory, probability space, characteristic functions, stochastic convergence and limit theorems; martingales: basic properties, stopping theorems and convergence theorems.

Area of interests: Information only in Swedish

Information only in Swedish


Mathematical Statistics

Mathematical statistics is the subject within applied mathematics that describes and analyses random events.

The foundation is the mathematical probability theory, which goes back to the 17th century, but has in its modern form developed mostly during the 20th century. Probability theory is also the foundation of statistical theory on how to draw conclusions from data with random features. The rise of computer technology has also significantly contributed to broadening the field of applications within mathematical statistics. Today is mathematical statistics one of the most powerful tools in applied mathematics.

Examples that apply mathematical statistics to a large extent are the insurance and finance sectors, biological and medical research (biostatistics) and industrial applications like telecommunications and quality control.

The department cooperates closely both in research and teaching with the pharmaceutical industry, medical institutions and banking and insurance companies. Depending on direction of studies, a student with an exam in mathematical statistics has a good chance to get employment in these sectors.

Mathematical statistics can be studied in elective courses, as a major in a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree or as a complementary subject. Courses cover both theory and applications in various areas. Mathematical statistics is included in the Bachelor’s programmes in Mathematics, Biomathematics and Mathematics and Economics and a major in the Master’s programmes in Mathematical statistics, Biostatistics, Finance mathematics and Finance and Actuarial science.

Mathematical Statistics

Course events

Autumn 2017

Study pace 50 %
Study time Daytime
Study form Normal
Language English.

Selection: No selection.

Start period: Period 1 - starts during the first half of the semester

Location: Stockholm

Additional information: Application deadline 18 April.

Tuition fee

Tuition fees only concern citizens outside the EU, EES and Switzerland
First instalment: 17500 SEK
Total course/programme fee: 17500 SEK

Tuition fees only concern citizens outside the EU, EES and Switzerland
Appl.code: SU-48983