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.
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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.
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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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.
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