is a branch of mathematics and deals with the collection, organisation, analysis and interpretation of data. Statistical methods allow the quantification of uncertainty and are therefore used in many fields to make difficult decisions in complex situations. Typical fields of application are biology, medicine, psychology, sociology, economics and finance.

Interest and aptitude are important factors when choosing a field of study. In the case of a statistics degree, an interest in working with data and software as well as a certain mathematical aptitude are important. Later, in professional life, graduates are expected to be willing or able to work in teams with experts from other disciplines.

Due to the relatively small number of graduates on the one hand and their versatile fields of application on the other, the chances of finding a suitable job are very good. Typical employers are public offices and authorities, market and opinion research institutes, financial companies such as banks and insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies as well as universities and research institutions. In addition, there is also the possibility of working as a self-employed consultant or expert.