KU Leuven

Faculty of Science




Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Statistics programme consists of 120 ECTS. Programme length is two years, but this may be substantially reduced depending on your prior knowledge and qualifications. The programme is organised in collaboration with Hasselt University. The objective of the programme is to offer wide-ranging training in statistics at a high scientific level aimed at a number of specific application fields: biomedical statistics, statistics used in the social, behavioural and educational sciences, statistics used in a business or government environment, and statistics used in industry. In addition, students may choose to follow a methodology-focussed or all-around option. The aim is to train students intensively in both theoretical and practical aspects of statistics, bring them in contact with basic concepts and methods and create a problem-solving attitude with the aid of statistical methodology. Lastly, the programme aims to bring the student in contact with the different ways in which statistics is used in the various disciplines. This is realised in the different options, each of which is aimed at a particular application area and encompasses the most important statistical techniques used in this area. In this way, the student develops insight into the various approaches, gains an idea of statistics as a discipline, and masters domain-specific methods. The available options are: Biometrics, Social Behavioural and Educational Statistics, Business Statistics, Industrial Statistics, General Statistical Methodology and All-around Statistics. This is an initial Master’s programme and can be followed on a full-time or part-time basis.


120 ECTS

International Student Requirements:

Direct admission:- Bachelor of Sciences; - Bachelor of Applied Sciences and Engineering; - Bachelor of Bioscience Engineering; - Another Bachelor's degree with a sound introductory course in Statistics. Applicants who are non-native speakers of English must provide evidence of English language proficiency.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 120 ECTS

Out State Tuition (per year): 890 EUR

Size & Settings: 40,000+

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