KU Leuven

Statistics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • English
    Language
Looking for high-quality training in statistics for research or for professional life? If so, consider KU Leuven's MSc in Statistics, an interdisciplinary programme whose teaching is grounded in internationally-recognised research.

About

What is the Master of Statistics at KU Leuven all about?

This master’s programme is offered by the Leuven Statistics Research Centre (LStat) of KU Leuven. It is accredited by the Royal Statistical Society. You’ll be trained intensively in both the theoretical and practical aspects of statistics. The programme will also help you develop a problem-solving attitude and teach you how to apply statistical methodology.

This is an initial Master's programme and can be followed on a full-time or part-time basis.

Career perspectives

As statistician, you'll be recruited by industry, banks or government institutions. You may find yourself designing clinical trials and supporting the biomedical sector, coaching research for new medicines, setting up and analysing psychological tests and surveys, performing financial risk analyses, statistically managing R&D projects and quality controls, or developing statistical software. And don't forget the academic world. The applications of statistics are very diverse, just like your professional options. 

Programme Structure

    Courses:

    • Fundamental Concepts of Statistics 
    • Statistical Software 
    • Multivariate Statistics 
    • Regression Analysis 
    • Analysis of Variance 
    • Generalized Linear Models 

              Detailed Programme Facts

              English Language Requirements

              You only need to take one of these language tests:

              • Minimum required score:

                7

                The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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              • Minimum required score:

                94

                The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

              Academic Requirements

              To apply for the Master of Science in Statistics, candidates must meet the following requirements:

              • Successful completion of an academic bachelor’s degree with ordinary at least two courses in introductory statistics. You'll find here an overview of the core competences necessary to start the master of statistics. Here you find some useful references and sample web lectures of a few selected courses.
              • To strengthen their application, applicants may decide to take and provide results of a GRE/GMAT test.
              • Applicants should provide brief course descriptions of the statistical, mathematical and otherwise quantitative courses that they followed during their prior higher education.

              Tuition Fee

              • International Applies to you

                906 EUR/year
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 906 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
              • EU/EEA Applies to you

                906 EUR/year
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 906 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
              We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

              Living costs for Leuven

              870 - 1300 EUR/month
              Living Costs

              The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

              Funding

              Check the programme website for information about funding options.

              StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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