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:
Accredited by the prestigious 'Royal Statistical Society'
Advantages of the Master of Statistics: Biostatistics
In the specialisation Biostatistics/Biostatistics ICP sound training in modern statistical methodology, necessary for the design and analysis of biomedical and epidemiological studies, is provided. Core biostatistics courses are Longitudinal Data Analysis, Survival Analysis, and Clinical Trials. The specialisation in Biostatistics has a strong research orientation. The programme of students from developing countries, with a scholarship sponsored by the University Development Cooperation Section of the Flemish Interuniversity Council (VLIR-UOS), is adapted to their specific needs and interests in the Biostatistics ICP specialisation.
Advantages of the Master of Statistics: Bioinformatics
The rapid evolution in scientific research in genomics and proteomics continuously requires new knowledge and skills. Besides a working knowledge of molecular biology, there is the need for a specialised knowledge of, and applied skills in database management, computer programming, statistical techniques and knowledge discovery & integration. The Master of Statistics: Bioinformatics prepares graduates in such a way that they:
• Are able to design and analyse experiments aimed at obtaining genomic and proteomic data.
• Possess the necessary knowledge and skills to develop, understand and create bioinformatics software tools and databases.
• Become self-assured, independent and assertive professionals for whom analysing an issue, structuring information, working in international and multidisciplinary teams, conducting and chairing discussions and presenting ideas have become second nature.
Advantages of the Master of Statistics: Epidemiology and Public Health Methodology
The specialisation Epidemiology & Public Health Methodology offers a professionally-oriented programme with emphasis on epidemiology, modeling of infectious diseases and microbial risk assessment.
Epidemology & Public Health Methodology
You can apply until:
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You only need to take one of these language tests:
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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.
The fee 'outside EEA' includes an obligatory insurance fee. All amounts are subject to annual changes.
Funding can be found on www.uhasselt.be/scholarships
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