1st Cycle Degree/Bachelor in Statistical Sciences

Degree programme

Programme type 1st Cycle Degree/Bachelor
Academic Year 2018/2019
Code 8873
Degree Programme Class L-41 - Statistics
Years in which the programme is being held

1°year, 2°year, 3°year

Type of access Restricted access

Curr. Economia e impresa

Curr. Bio-demografico

Curr. Stats&Maths

Place of teaching Bologna
Degree Type One or more curricula provide double/multiple degree
Inter-University programme UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
Degree Programme Director Lucia Pasquini
Language Italian,English

Admission requirements and assessment of previously acquired knowledge/competences


Admission to the 1st CycleDegree Programme is subject to the possession of a five-year secondary schooldiploma or equivalent suitable qualification obtained abroad, or a four-yearsecondary school diploma and diploma for the relative supplementary year, or,where no longer active, admitted students will be assigned additional learningrequirements.


Applicants shall also possess the followingknowledge:

For the Bio-demographics and Economics andBusiness curricula

- Sound knowledge of written and spoken Italian;

- Basic knowledge of the English language(level A2);

- Logical and mathematical competences.

For the Stats&Maths curriculum

- Strong knowledge of the English language(level B1)

- Logical and mathematical competences


This knowledge is assessed in an examdelivered in the methods described in the degree programme website (the exammay be held on more than one date).

The Degree Programme Board may exoneratecandidates from the assessment of knowledge and skills in the event of:

- withdrawal from studies,

- loss of student status,

- Application to opt out of previous degreeprogramme systems,

- Possession of an academic qualificationobtained from or learning activities carried out in foreign universities,

– Transfer from another degree programme atthe Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna,

- Transfer from another university.

This assessment is based on the followingcriteria:

- coherence of the candidate's curriculumand the knowledge required for admission to the Degree Programme. In the eventof accepting the transfer application beyond the usual terms, students who havenot been exempted from sitting the entrance exam will be directly assignedadditional learning requirements.


Candidates who do not pass the entranceexam will be assigned additional learning requirements (OFA) in mathematics,and will be required to attend supplementary courses in mathematics (the datesof which will be published on the Degree Programme website) or other learningactivities defined by the Degree Programme Board.

Additional learning requirements are deemedto have been passed when students pass the exam in Mathematical Analysis forthe Bio-demographics and Economics and Business curricula, or in Mathematics Ifor the Stats&Maths curriculum.

Students not completing the requirements bythe date set by the Academic Bodies and published on the University websitewill be required to re-enrol in the first year of the programme.


Admission to the degree programme issubject to the assessment of knowledge and skills in the English language, tolevel A2 for the Bio-demographics and Economics and Business curricula or levelB1 for the Stats&Maths curriculum.

Students holding a corresponding languagecertification may be exempted from sitting this exam.

Students who are assessed on admission tothe degree programme as having language skills below level A2 for theBio-demographics and Economics and Business curricula, or below B1 for theStats&Maths curriculum, shall be graded with an initial linguistic deficit.

This linguistic deficit must be recoveredin preparation for the following exams.

They will be required to achieve level B1,for the Bio-demographics and Economics and Business curricula, or B2 for theStats&Maths curriculum prior to the year III exams.

Programme profile

The 1st cycle degree programmein Statistical Sciences aims to train junior experts and technicians able towork professionally in the statistical field, and build, manage, process,analyse and interpret data in various areas to produce the knowledge requiredto support decision-making processes in private and public bodies in which thestatistician works.

The programme offers three curricula, allof which cover the basic methodological tools used in statistical,probabilistic and mathematical fields. Great importance is paid to the study ofthe appropriate computer tools used to manage information and data. This basictraining, common to all curricula, provides the professional skills required totechnically support the design, analysis and solution of complex problems inconditions of uncertainty. The basic training is subsequently used in each ofthe curricula to apply specialist tools developed in bio-demographic,business/economic and statistical/mathematical fields. The theory and practiceof these topics are further studied in course units in social, health, economicand business subject areas.

The learning outcomes are achieved usingteaching methods that include theoretical study, workshops and the practicalapplication of the concepts learned. During the study programme students arealso encouraged to perform curricular internships offering direct contact withthe outside world.

Students enrolled in thestatistical-mathematical curriculum also have the chance to take part in anexchange programme with the University of Glasgow, leading to a Bachelor withHonours in Statistics issued by this university in addition to the degree inStatistical Sciences.

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Access to further study

It gives access to second cycle studies (laurea specialistica/magistrale) and master universitario di primo livello.

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