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Statistical Science for the Life and Behavioural Sciences (MSc)

Why Leiden University?

Statistical science is highly multidisciplinary. Within the programme we offer you a unique combination of knowledge and expertise through close collaboration.

Close collaboration with top institutes and universities

The master’s programme Statistical Science for the Life Sciences and Behavioural Sciences is organised jointly by groups at different institutes and universities:

  • Mathematical Institute, Leiden University
  • Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Leiden University
  • Department of Medical Statistics and Bioinformatics, Leiden University Medical Center
  • Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, VU Medical Center
  • Biometris – Applied Statistics, Wageningen University and Research centre

Together these institutes have expertise in a wide area of statistical science and its applications, both practical and theoretical. Many of the scientific staff members are involved in other educational tasks, or are specialised in research and statistical consultation. All lectures and meetings take place in Leiden, but you may visit the other research institutes for extended periods of time for research projects.

The master’s specialisation in Statistical Science: Data Science is organized in collaboration with the Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science (LIACS).

Faculty of Science

The Faculty of Science is a first-class research faculty with an excellent position in the basic disciplines of science. The current research and education programmes span the entire spectrum of science ranging from Mathematics and Statistical Science, Computer Science and Data Science, Astrophysics, Physics, Chemistry and Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences to Biology and Environmental Sciences. Our science community is driven by their curiosity and desire to increase basic knowledge, for science and to contribute to the great societal challenges of today and tomorrow. Core values are scientific impact, technological innovation and relevance to society. 

Study at a world-class university

Leiden University is the oldest university in the Netherlands and enjoys an excellent worldwide reputation built up over more than four centuries. Since 1575 we’ve provided sound personal education for hundreds of thousands of students. We’ll do our utmost to give you the best possible support. And if you can and want to do more, we’ll challenge you every step of the way. For many years, we’ve been among the leaders in Dutch university rankings and we are currently to be found in a variety of top international rankings too.

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