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Interdisciplinary doctoral programme in STATISTICS
Curriculum and schedules

The programme consists of organised forms of teaching and research. Organised teaching comprises of 60 credits; the remaining 180 credits are intended for individual research work (IRW) for elaboration of the doctoral dissertation.

Prior to enrolment, candidate chooses a mentor and one of seven modules. In cooperation with the mentor, the candidate selects courses from the list of obligatory and elective courses. Each student must complete three obligatory core courses. New Developments in Statistics is obligatory for all students. Mathematical Statistics is obligatory for mathematical module students, and Methodology of Statistical Research is obligatory for all other students. Students select another obligatory course from the courses in Selected Topics (on the relevant module).

Candidates are free to choose between 30 elective courses worth 5 ECTS from the list of elective courses. They are allowed to select 10 ECTS from elective courses from other doctoral programmes at the University of Ljubljana and comparable programmes of foreign universities. The selected courses must be approved by the mentor and the module coordinator. Elective credits can be selected also from the university pool of the generic skills courses, listed at the web site of the University of Ljubljana.

 

Year 1

Credits

Year 2

Credits

Year 3

Credits

Year 4

Credits

New Developments in Statistics

10

Obligatory module course

15

Individual research work 3

60

Individual research work 4

50

Obligatory course 2 (Methodology of Statistical Research or Mathematical Statistics)

5

Presentation of the doctoral dissertation

5

 

 

Presentation of the doctoral dissertation before the public defence of the dissertation

5

Elective course 1

5

Individual research work 2

40

 

 

Public defence of the doctoral dissertation

5

Elective course 2

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elective course 3

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

Individual research work 1

30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the first year of study, doctoral candidates, within the framework of obligatory and elective courses, obtain fundamental theoretical knowledge and expertise of scientific work.

The second year of study all course work must be completed. The doctoral thesis is presented at the end of the first semester.

The candidates of the module Mathematical Statistics need to pass a doctoral exam, which replaces presentation of the theme of the doctoral thesis on other modules in the second year of study. The successfully passed doctoral exam is the requirement to enrol into the third year of study.

 

The candidates take the doctoral exam from two areas:
(A) Mathematical Statistics
(B) One of following areas: Financial mathematics, Numerical methods in financing and economics, Mathematical methods in risk theory, Selected chapters from financial mathematics, Bayesian methods in statistics, Mathematical methods in econometrics, Stohastic  processes.

The candidates take the doctoral exam from two areas/fields/ (from Mathematical Statistics and from one of following areas/fields/: Financial mathematics, Numerical methods in financing and economics, Mathematical methods in risk theory, Selected chapters from financial mathematics, Bayesian methods in statistics, Mathematical methods in econometrics, Accidental processes

The focus of the third year is research work, preparation and defence of the doctoral thesis.

Mobility
Students are allowed to select 10 ECTS from elective courses from other doctoral programmes at the University of Ljubljana and comparable programmes of foreign universities. The selected courses must be approved by the mentor and the module coordinator. Elective credits can be selected also from the university pool of the generic skills courses, listed at the web site of the University of Ljubljana.

Each student must complete three obligatory core courses. New Developments in Statistics is obligatory for all the students. Mathematical Statistics is obligatory for mathematical module students, and Methodology of Statistical Research is obligatory for all other students. Students select another obligatory course from the courses in the Selected Topics (on relevant module).

Candidates are free to choose between 30 elective courses worth 5 ECTS from the list below. They are allowed to select 10 ECTS from elective courses from other doctoral programmes at the University of Ljubljana and comparable programmes of foreign universities. The selected courses must be approved by the mentor and the module coordinator. Elective credits can be selected also from the university pool of the generic skills courses, listed at the web site of the University of Ljubljana. 

For the module in Mathematical Statistics, candidates are obliged to choose one course from the list of elective courses in the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Programme in Statistics, except the course Mathematical Statistics and the courses intended for non-mathematicians (marked by * in the table) and two elective courses offered at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Department of Mathematics.

***Until and including 13 April 2020 or until this decision is revoked, in-person lectures at the University of Ljubljana are CANCELLED and personal contact is to be limited. For more information about the course implementation, please contact respective course co-ordinators.***

 

  • Obligatory courses in the 1st year Methodology of Statistical Research and Mathematical Statistics will take place in the first half of the winter semester.
  • Obligatory course in the 1st year New Developments in Statistics will take place in the summer semester.
  • After the end of lectures within the course Methodology of Statistical Research, elective courses will be implemented.
  • COURSE IMPLEMENTATION IN THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2019/2020

 

SCHEDULES:

Schedule of the course NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN STATISTICS

  • Lectures within the course NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN STATISTICS that were planned for March 2020, ARE CANCELLED. Course co-ordinator Andrej Blejec will inform the students about the further implementation of the course.

Schedule of the course MODERN ECONOMETRIC ANALYSIS 1

Schedule of the course METHODOLOGY OF STATISTICAL RESEARCH

 

Schedules of other courses will be published as soon as they are confirmed.