Methodology and Statistics for the Behavioural, Biomedical and Social Sciences, M.Sc.

Methodology and Statistics for the Behavioural, Biomedical and Social Sciences, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
The Methodology and Statistics for the Behavioural, Biomedical and Social Sciences programme offered by the University of Twente (UT) provides you with an exceptionally broad range of internship opportunities and thesis topics focused on the following fields: Behavioural Sciences, Biomedical Sciences and Social Sciences.  


The Methodology and Statistics for the Behavioural, Biomedical and Social Sciences Methodology and Statistics for the Behavioural, Biomedical and Social Sciences programme offered by University of Twente (UT) University of Twente (UT), starts in September. It is taught in English and leads to the title of Master of Science (MSc). The programme is organized by three different departments:

  • Research methodology, Measurement and Data Analysis (University of Twente)
  • Methods and Statistics (University of Utrecht)
  • Biometrics (University Medical Centre Utrecht).

In today’s data-driven society, we monitor and measure everything but it's a big challenge to find the best way to design research and analyse data to extract the most valuable information and communicate results effectively

More and more data are collected since many processes are being monitored or repeatedly measured. Data are of essential importance to address complex social research questions and decision problems. Therefore, competent professionals in research methodology and statistics are required who can provide creative solutions given (collected) data.


The programme prepares you for a scientific career in fields such as:

  • Academia
  • Research institutes
  • Government organisations
  • Private enterprises

Potential career paths:

  • PhD student: You will conduct four years of research at a university in the Netherlands or abroad, writing scientific publications and working as a teacher for Bachelor’s and Master’s students. After you obtain your degree, you can apply for a research post.
  • Statistical consultant: As a statistical consultant, you will work in companies like CITO, CBS (Statistics Netherlands), and RIVM. You will advise on design research and offer expertise in data analysis and research methodology.
  • Researcher at the Central Bureau of Statistics: You will perform research in various areas of society and create reports used to control or policy support. You will be responsible for designing, conducting, and analysing research.


This programme holds NVAO accreditation.

Programme Structure

Methodology and Statistics for the Behavioural, Biomedical and Social Sciences educates you to become an expert in methodology and statistics:

  • develop methodological and statistical approaches that are required by new developments;
  • evaluate commonly used methodological and statistical approaches; and
  • apply methodological and statistical approaches in cooperation with behavioural, biomedical, and social science researchers.

You will be a qualified practitioner who is ready for a PhD training or a research career outside academia and ready to apply cutting-edge research in all sectors and fully equipped with the academic skills and knowledge necessary for your future career.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Deadlines for International Non-Visa students:

    • Start September: before 1 July
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):


    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

1. Applicants for the master’s programme should have a bachelor’s degree or an equivalent qualification from a recognized university or accredited academic institution in a discipline related to that of the master’s programme.

2. Proficiency in the English language is a prerequisite.

  • Academic IELTS, overall band score of at least 6.5 
  • TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT) with a score of at least 90
  • Cambridge CAE-C (CPE)

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    14250 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14250 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    2060 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2060 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Enschede

  • 650 - 920 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


The University of Twente offers excellent students the possibility to enrol in UT master’s programmes with a scholarship. These scholarships vary from government grants to funding by organizations or private persons. In addition, faculties and the University of Twente Scholarship Foundation (UTS) offer a limited number of scholarships to excellent students.

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