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Methodology and Statistics for the Behavioural, Biomedical and Social Sciences


Course Description

The Master's programme familiarises you with issues of research design, data collection, analysis methods and statistical tools as applied to biomedical, behavioural and social sciences.

The field of methodology and statistics is by its nature interdisciplinary, as it relates to all fields of behavioural, biomedical and social research. Social science methodology concentrates on central issues in research design and data collection, with the aim of improving the quality of empirical research. In addition, the complex theories and research designs currently used call for advanced analysis methods, which in turn require mastery of the statistical foundations of these methods, and training in their skilled use. Finally, there are strong interconnections between methodology and statistics. Modern social, biomedical and behavioural research uses highly advanced quantitative methods, while, at the same time, no amount of statistics can compensate for fundamental flaws in a study's design or data collection.

Visit the Methodology and Statistics for the Behavioural, Biomedical and Social Sciences page on the Utrecht University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

The Board of Studies selects a maximum number of 20 suitable applicants per year. This programme is open for students with a Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Science, Social and Behavioural Sciences (including Political Science), Econometrics and /or (Applied) Mathematics that equals the Dutch equivalent. Please see our website for more information (additional requirements). View Website

Course Fees

2016-2017 EU/EEA: € 1.984,- Non EU/non-EEA : € 15.000


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