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Curriculum OS (Official Statistics)



  • Duration: 24 months
  • Location: Pisa
  • Language: English
  • Applications will be considered from March 6, 2017 to June 30, 2017
  • Starting Academic Year 2017/18: the last week of September 2017
  • 1st term lectures: September 2017/December 2017
  • 2nd term lectures: February 2018/ May 2018
  • 1st term examinations: December 2017/February 2018
  • 2nd term examinations: May 2018/July 2018
  • 3rd term examinations: September 2018
  • Class size: max 40 students
  • International students fees and grants: The Enrollment Center of University of Pisa

The European Master in Official Statistics (EMOS) is a network of Master programs providing post-graduate education in the area of official statistics at the European level. EMOS is a joint project of universities and data producers in Europe. After two calls for interest, the network comprises over 20 programs in 14 countries.

EMOS was set up to strengthen the collaboration within academia and producers of official statistics and help develop professionals able to work with European official data at different levels in the fast-changing production system of the 21st century.

The EMOS is based on learning outcomes which familiarize the graduates with the system of official statistics, production models, statistical methods and dissemination.

Universities offering EMOS Master degrees collaborate actively with the national statistical institutes to reduce the gap between theory and practice. Pertinent topics for Master thesis, internship in the area of official statistic, EMOS workshops and webinars offer a relevant mix of skills and knowledge for tomorrow’s official statisticians.

The curriculum is crucially based on an Internship in the first year and a final dissertation  in the second year jointly organized with ISTAT (the Italian national statistical authority).
MSE has an organic agreement with ISTAT which includes a very limited number of positions for these two activities. The selection among the interested students will happen at the beginning of the Spring semester. The selection will be mainly based on the results of the exams of the first semester. Students are advised that curriculum OS cannot be taken without an internship and a final dissertation organized with an European national statistical authorities and that only the positions at ISTAT are available so far.

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