Modern society is highly data-driven
Everything is monitored and measured, yet there are major challenges to finding optimal ways to design research, analyze data, and extract the most valuable information.
State-of-the-Art Research in Methodology and Statistics
This two-year Master’s program trains students to become researchers who can bridge the gap between hard-core statistics and applications in empirical research in the social, behavioral, biostatistical, and medical sciences.
Our program provides you with answers to questions such as:
What is the best way to set up a clinical trial to test new medical treatments?
How do we estimate the number of illegal immigrants in Europe?
How do we obtain valid answers in a survey about sensitive topics like income or tax fraud?
How do we accumulate knowledge through Bayesian updating techniques?
Which machine learning technique can best be used to analyze certain data?
Our students are the next generation of statisticians, data analysts, and data scientists. As such, we aim to provide a rich learning environment, that will help you fulfill your potential. We work in small groups so there is plenty of room for personal attention and our lecturers are top scientists. So rest assured you will learn from the best!
The program is recognized as a high-quality program and has been awarded high ratings in the past years by established rankings in the Netherlands.
This selective Master’s program combines the research expertise of the following departments:
Department of Methodology and Statistics (UU)
Department of Biostatistics, University Medical Centre Utrecht (UU)
Department of Research Methodology, Measurement and Data Analysis (UT)
The collaboration between these departments provides you with an exceptionally broad range of internship opportunities and thesis topics. You will be able to specialize in the research area that interests you most. You can choose to pursue your own, free track or choose one of our predefined tracks.