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Statistics and Data Science 





2 year



This two-year master’s programme provides you with a thorough introduction to the general philosophy and methodology of statistical modelling, data analysis and data science with a focus on applications in the life and behavioural sciences.


This programme does not offer specialisations. Coherent sets of electives allow students to specialize in a certain application area or research domain such as:

  • Medical Statistics
  • Biostatistics and Biometrics
  • Data Science
  • Psychometrics and Sociometrics
  • Official Statistics (the EMOS specialization)


With a Master of Statistics and Data Science you have good job perspectives: statisticians are highly sought after in various industries such as food and pharmaceutic industry, in governmental organizations, and in healthcare. Qualification to become a PhD candidate is a definite possibility.

Best preparatory bachelor’s

A bachelor’s degree from a research university with at least 20 EC (or the quivalence thereof) in courses/projects in statistics/methodology and/or mathematics, of which at least 10 EC in statistics/methodology/probability calculus.

English proficiency**

IELTS: minimum 6.5 (minimum 6.0 per component)
TOEFL: internet based 90 (minimum 20 per component)

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EU/EEA student tuition fee*


Non-EU/EEA student tuition fee

* This tuition fee is per year and only applies if this is your first master’s programme in The Netherlands
** English language proficiency requirements are subject to change. Please check our website for the updated English language proficiency requirements. You can find the exact language requirements and more detailed language requirements per programme under each programme description. Also check our website for detailed information on the types of English tests accepted and the equivalent scores for IELTS, TOEFL and Cambridge English tests.
*** For application via CIRCLE programme, limited spots are available
NOTE: Tuition fees are subject to change. Please check online our updated tuition fees.