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17280 EUR/year
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About

The Methodology and Statistics for the Behavioural, Biomedical and Social Sciences programme at Utrecht University is recognised as a high quality programme and has been awarded high ratings in the past years by established rankings in the Netherlands.  

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Overview

State-of-the-art Research In Methodology And Statistics

The Methodology and Statistics for the Behavioural, Biomedical and Social Sciences programme at Utrecht University  combines the research expertise of the following departments at Utrecht University (UU) and the University of Twente (UT):

  • Department of Methodology and Statistics (UU)
  • Department of Biostatistics, University Medical Centre Utrecht (UU)
  • Department of Research Methodology, Measurement and Data Analysis (UT)

This programme therefore also has two main study locations you can choose from, that is, either Utrecht University or the University of Twente. The collaboration between these departments provides you with an exceptionally broad range of internship opportunities and thesis topics focused on the following fields: Behavioural Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Social Sciences.

Combining Theory And Application

Through the programme’s cutting-edge research in methodology and statistics, you will acquire the knowledge and skills needed to carry out fundamental and applied research at the level of a PhD project. 

This two-year Master’s programme provides you with answers to questions such as:

  • What is the best way to set up a clinical trial to test new medical treatments?
  • How do we estimate the number of illegal immigrants in the Netherlands?
  • How do we obtain valid answers in a survey about sensitive topics like income or tax fraud?
  • How do we accumulate knowledge through Bayesian updating techniques?

You will also develop your ability to consult with applied researchers on a wide range of methodological and statistical issues. During your studies, you will select a specialisation in the behavioural, biomedical, or social sciences, which you will explore in depth through electives and (the preparation for) your Master’s thesis.

Career Prospects

This Master’s programme prepares you for an academic or professional career in a company or institute where methodological and statistical work occurs at an academic level.

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

  • Academia
  • Research institutes
  • Government organisations
  • NGOs
  • Private enterprises

Accreditation

Accredited by the NVAO - Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Survey Data Analysis
  • Multivariate Statistics 
  • Fundamentals of Statistics
  • Computational Inference With R
  • Psychometrics
  • Multilevel and Structural Equation Modelling

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An academic Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Science, Social and Behavioural Sciences (including Political Science), Econometrics and /or (Applied) Mathematics.
  • A minimum average grade of 7.5 in the Dutch system or an international equivalent
  • Sufficient academic knowledge and skills in methods and statistics
  • Sufficient command of the English language
  • Motivation that fits the aim of this programme.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17280 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17280 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2168 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2168 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Utrecht

900 - 1450 EUR /month
Living costs

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

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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