The two-year master's programme Statistics and Data Science 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 behavioral sciences!

The master aims to educate multidisciplinary researchers and professionals that can combine theory and application. The programme consists of a core set of courses shared by all students and elective courses which allow students to specialize in a certain application area or research domain such as Medical Statistics, Data Science, Psychometrics and Sociometrics and Official Statistics (the EMOS specialization).

You will gain knowledge of statistics and data science methods as used in the life and behavioral sciences, and obtain practical skills such as programming, consultation, and written and oral communication of research results.

This programme is a joint collaboration between three faculties of Leiden University: The Faculty of Science (FWN), the Leiden University Medical Centre (LUMC) and the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Science (FSW), and the Biometris institute of Wageningen University & Research (WUR).
Together these institutes have expertise in a wide area of statistics and data science.