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Master of Science in Statistics Programme

 

OUR MASTER OF STATISTICS PROGRAMME
 

The Master of Science in Statistics programme is offered by the Leuven Statistics Research Centre (LStat), in collaboration with the Master of Statistics at Hasselt University.
You'll be trained intensively in both the theoretical and practical aspects of statistics. The programme will help you develop a problem-solving attitude and teach you how to apply statistical methodology.

THE DIFFERENT TRACKS
AND OPTIONS

 

The Master of Science in Statistics programme consists of 120 ECTS points. The standard study time is two years but can be substantially reduced based on your background knowledge and previous grades (see below).
To tailormade the programme to your needs and interests, you can choose one of the options/profiles :

  • Biometrics
  • Social, Behavioural and Educational Statistics
  • Business Statistics
  • Industrial Statistics
  • General Statistical Methodology
  • All-round Statistics
  • European Official Statistics (EMOS) : this track will be offered as of academic year 2017-2018

 

For each option, there are common courses, option-specific courses and elective courses. The master thesis is also mandatory.

ENGLISH PROGRAMME       NEDERLANDStalig PROGRAMMA

NEWS AND EVENTS

  • General  KU Leuven info fair for future bachelor and master students on 25 February 2017, from 10.00 to 16.00. Place to be : University Hall, Naamsestraat 22 in Leuven. More info.
     
  • Specific info fair for future students organised by the Faculty of Science (including Master of Statistics) on 27 March 2017 from 18.00 to 21.00 at Campus Arenberg III in Heverlee. Exact location will be communicated later.
     

MORE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS

ABRIDGED QASS PROGRAMME (60 ECTS)

The Quantitative Analysis in the Social Sciences (QASS) track is a one year track within the Social, Behavioural and Educational Statistics option of the 2 year Master of Science in Statistics programme. It aims to improve methodological knowledge of students who acquired a Master degree in one of the behavioural sciences, such as sociology, psychology, political science, pedagogy, and economics. It also focuses on training students in advanced reasoning in quantitative analysis.

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ONE-YEAR ABRIDGED PROGRAMME (60 ECTS)

If you have already obtained a quantitative master or PhD degree - including a solid initial training in statistics - you may qualify for a tailormade one-year abridged programme (60 ECTS).

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HOW TO APPLY

For information about admission requirements, forms and application procedures, click on below link which is relevant to you :

2-year programme     1-YEAR ABRIDGED PROGRAMME    QASS PROGRAMME    NEDERLANDSTALIG PROGRAMMA

SAMPLE LECTURES

 

 

 

 

USEFUL REFERENCES

Some useful references which might help you bridging the gap between your mathematical background knowledge and what is expected.

  • Searle, S.R. (2006). Matrix Algebra Useful for Statistics. Wiley
  • Maes, C., Welkenhuysen-Gybels, J., Loosveldt, G. (2000). Basisconcepten van de kanstheorie en de inductieve statistiek. Leuven: Acco.
  • Loosveldt, G., Maes, C. , Welkenhuysen-Gybels, J. (2000).  Basisconcepten van de beschrijvende statistiek. Leuven, Acco.
  • References to Free online course material :