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FSF3946 Selected Topics in Mathematical Statistics 7.5 credits

The course covers a subfield of mathematical statistics, decided jointly between the examiner and the teacher/researcher/guest responsible for the current occasion of the course. The purpose of the course is to provide a detailed exposition of an active research area in mathematical statistics.

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus FSF3946 (Spring 2019–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The contents for each occasion of the course will be decided jointly between the examiner and the teacher responsible for the course.

Intended learning outcomes

After completing the course the students are expected to:

  • Explain the main results of the subfield studied in the course
  • Outline the proofs of the main results in the subfield studied in the course
  • Explain and motivate the methods in different applications
  • Be able to solve problems and discuss research questions related to the theory

Course disposition

The course will be given either as an intensive course with lectures and problem solving or as a regular semester course with lectures, homework and computer assignments.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

A Master’s degree in mathematics, applied mathematics or related field including at least 30 ECTS in mathematics. Additional requirements may be added for each occasion of the course.

Recommended prerequisites

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To be announced at least four weeks before the course starts.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, F


  • HEM1 - Home assignments, 3.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TENM - Oral exam, 4.0 credits, grading scale: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Homework and an oral exam

Other requirements for final grade

Homework and an oral exam.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

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Main field of study

This course does not belong to any Main field of study.

Education cycle

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Henrik Hult (

Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at SCI/Mathematics