M.Sc. Statistics

Hasselt University | Hasselt, Belgium
The Master of Statistics is an international two-year master programme. Individual (Reduced) programmes are possible. Students are free to combine courses from different specializations to create your own profile. Requests should be formally submitted to the Examination Board, along with a clear motivation.

Description of Statistics

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The need for well-trained applied statisticians, biostatisticians and bioinformaticians is ever increasing, enhanced by the scientific revolution in molecular biology and genetics, and its impact on health and the environment. The Master of Statistics at Hasselt University, with specializations in Biostatistics, Biostatistics ICP, Bioinformatics and Epidemiology & Public Health Methodology, keep abreast with such evolutions.

The master programme combines a solid study of principles of applied and biostatistics with up-to-date training in topics such as clinical trials, public health, longitudinal data, survival analysis, genetics, survey methodology, etc. The specialization in Bioinformatics allows keeping an even closer pace with the more specific professional needs and skills required by the developments of the novel experimental techniques in molecular biology and genetics.

Students can choose between four specializations:

  • Bioinformatics
  • Biostatistics
  • Biostatistics ICP
  • Epidemiology & Public Health Methodology

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline February 1 : Non EU; September 15: EU
Tuition fee
  • EUR 2073 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 1713 Year (EEA)

The fee 'outside EEA' includes an obligatory insurance fee. All amounts are subject to annual changes.

Start date October  2015
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Languages
  • English
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Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Biostatistics:

Semester 1

  • Concepts of probability and statistics
  • Regression
  • Analysis of variance
  • Data management in statistics
  • Statistical software
  • Optional subject
  • Learning from data (group project)
  • Assessment

Semester 2

  • Non-parametric methods
  • Correlated and multivariate data
  • Discrete data analysis
  • Concepts of Bayesian inference
  • Disease mapping
  • Optional subject
  • Discovering associations (group project)
  • Assessment

Bioinformatics:

Semester 1

  • Concepts of probability and statistics
  • Regression
  • Analysis of variance
  • Molecular biology
  • Computer programming
  • Concepts of bioinformatics
  • Learning from data (group project)
  • Assessment

Semester 2

  • Non-parametric methods
  • Correlated and multivariate data
  • Discrete data analysis
  • Concepts of Bayesian inference
  • Database management
  • Discovering associations (group project)
  • Optional subject
  • Assessment

Epidemology & Public Health Methodology

Semester 1

  • Concepts of probability and statistics
  • Regression
  • Analysis of variance
  • Data management in statistics
  • Optional subject
  • Learning from data (group project)
  • Statistical software
  • Assessment

Semester 2

  • Non-parametric methods
  • Correlated and multivariate data
  • Discrete data analysis
  • Concepts of Bayesian inference
  • Survey methods
  • Optional subject
  • Discovering associations (group project)
  • Assessment

Requirements for Statistics

All applicants should hold a university diploma equivalent to a bachelor degree in mathematics, statistics, computer science, biology, physics, chemistry. For other bachelor degrees, the Admission Board will consider the applications individually.

In addition to the standard admission requirements (www.uhasselt.be/International-master-students), you should:

  • hold a bachelor degree in: mathematics, physics, computer sciences, chemistry, biology, life sciences, (bio, business, civil)-engineering, medicine, sociology, psychology, artificial intelligence, biotechnology, etc. with a basic but sufficiently strong background in mathematics and statistics. The Examination Board will consider each application individually and admission can be given directly, conditionally or indirectly after finalization of a preparatory programme.
  • hold an academic bachelor obtained from a Belgian university, in mathematics, physics, computer sciences, chemistry, biology, life sciences, bio-, business-, civil engineering to be directly admitted.

Work Experience for Statistics

No work experience is required.

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Accreditation

Accredited by the prestigious 'Royal Statistical Society'

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Hasselt University, Belgium

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