Statistics, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • English
    Language

About

The need for well-trained biostatisticians, bioinformaticians and epidemiological and public-health scientists is ever increasing, enhanced by the scientific revolution in molecular biology and genetics, and its impact on health and the environment.

The master programme in Statistics from Hasselt University combines a solid study of principles of applied and biostatistics with up-to-date information on topics such as clinical trials, public health, longitudinal data, survival analysis, genetics, survey methodology. The specialization in Bioinformatics makes it possible to keep an even closer pace with the more specific professional needs and skills required due to the development of novel experimental techniques in molecular biology and genetics.

Career Prospects

Over the years graduates have found positions in:

  • biomedical research institutes
  • pharmaceutical industry
  • government
  • healthcare
  • academia (Ph D)

Accreditation

Hasselt University’s Master of Statistics acquired accreditation from the prestigious Royal Statistical Society.

Graduates from accredited courses will be granted the Society’s professional status of Graduate Statistician on application. Graduate Statistician is a grade of professional membership of the Society. It provides formal recognition of an individual’s statistical qualifications. 

Programme Structure

The introductory phase provides thorough fundamental knowledge of statistics. Students will become familiar with data, statistical analysis, and, first and foremost, statistical concepts and reasoning. Apart from topic related subjects, such as regression and analysis of variance, a lot of attention is devoted to group based project work.

In the first semester students of Epidemiology & Public Health Methodology and Biostatistics have 5 compulsory subjects, a group project and one optional subject.

The students of Bioinformatics have 6 compulsory subjects and a group project.

In the second semester the focus shifts from univariate models for continuous data to discrete data models and nonparametic approaches, as well as to correlated responses, combined with the discovery of associations. 

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Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    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:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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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Academic Requirements

Admission Requirements:

Hasselt University will assess students individually on the basis of their previous academic record and qualifications. General requirements imply diploma requirements and language requirements. The Examination Board of the programme evaluates each application individually with regard to the applicant’s academic record. Depending on previous qualifications, you may have to complete a preparatory or bridging programme.

Students should hold at least a university diploma or degree certificate or a diploma of higher education equivalent to a bachelor degree (180 ECTS credit points). Admission can be given directly, conditionally or indirectly after finalization of a preparatory programme.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    4012 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4012 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    1951 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1951 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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  • € 890 for Belgian students 
  • € 1951 for EEA students
  • € 2006 per 60 ECTS credits Non-EEA students 

Living costs for Hasselt

  • 730 - 1150 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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

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