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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 and Methodology of Statistical Research are 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 31 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.

 

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 students obtain 15 ECTS from two obligatory courses: New Developments in Statistics and Methodology of Statistical Research. They also choose three elective courses (15 ECTS in total) according to the field of research.

In the second year of study, students choose an obligatory module course (Selected Topics on the respective module) and present their doctoral dissertation topic at the end of the 1st semester.

The core of the third and fourth year is research work for the doctoral dissertation and preparation of the doctoral dissertation.

In the fourth year of study, doctoral students present the doctoral dissertation before the public defence and defend it publicly.

Research work is completed when the student publishes at least one scientific article with the student's name listed as first author. The scientific article must be published or accepted for publication in an internationally recognised scientific journal relating to individual scientific disciplines (SCI or SSCI) before the student hands in the doctoral dissertation for assessment.

 

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.

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

Candidates are free to choose between 31 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. 

Students of the module Mathematical Statistics choose one course from the list of elective courses in the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Programme in Statistics, whereby they cannot choose courses for non-mathematicians (marked by * on the list) and two elective courses offered at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Department of Mathematics.

COURSE IMPLEMENTATION IN THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2020/2021

  • Obligatory course in the 1st year Methodology of Statistical Research 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.

 

SCHEDULES:

Schedule of the course METHODOLOGY OF STATISTICAL RESEARCH - the course will be implemented online.

 

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