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Statistical Science for the Life and Behavioural Sciences (MSc)

About the programme

The two-year Master in Statistics and Data Science consists of 120 European Credit Transfer System (EC) points and includes courses and electives as well as a Master's Thesis Research Project. Learning lines of elective courses allow students to specialize in a research or application domain, such as Medical Statistics, Biostatistics, Data Science, Psychometrics and Sociometrics and Official Statistics (the EMOS specialization) .

Overview of the Statistics and Data science programme

Overview curriculum

The master’s specialisations consist of courses, specialisation courses, electives, internship or research project and a master’s thesis. Depending on your specialisation, the programme consists of:

  • Core programme (56 EC)
  • Electives (30 EC)
  • Thesis project (34 EC)

Educational methods

  • Lectures
  • Working groups
  • Literature study
  • Individual papers
  • Computer labs
  • Presentations
  • Projects

Study guidance

Leiden University offers, if necessary, accompaniment and consultancy on both substantive areas and personal development. The study advisor or study coordinator of your programme is an expert in the field of your study and will be able to help you with problems such as study delay, planning, and exam arrangements.

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