Methodology and Statistics for the Behavioural, Biomedical and Social Sciences

OMD staff members teach courses in research methodology and statistics at various levels in different programmes in the faculty BMS

Twice a year a Research Master’s information session is held at the cubicus Building University of Twente. The next meeting will be organized soon. The next meeting will inform you about possibilities to join this program in September 2016.

The rules, programme, prospects, and career opportunities will be discussed. The meeting will be organized by the department of OMD, faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences.

For more information: or contact Jean-Paul Fox (

Methodology and Statistics for the Behavioural, Biomedical and Social Sciences

Advancing the frontiers of statistical methodology

•What is the best way to set up a clinical trial to test new medical treatments?

•How do you estimate the number of illegal immigrants in the Netherlands?

•How to obtain valid answers in a survey about sensitive topics, like income or tax fraud?

•How do you accumulate knowledge through Bayesian updating techniques?

Unique combination of theory and application

In our highly data-driven society, where everything can be monitored and measured, the big challenge is to find optimal ways to design research and analyse data to extract the most valuable information and communicate results effectively.

The two-year Research Master's Programme offers a comprehensive training through a unique combination of three collaborating departments specialised in diverse research areas in the behavioural, biomedical and social sciences. All three are closely connected to applications, allowing a inspiring learning environment. The combined research expertise of the three departments results in an exceptionally broad choice of traineeship opportunities and thesis topics. The career prospects are excellent.

This master allows you to experience the research culture at two universities, Utrecht and Twente. You will visit locations and learn to cooperate and work at a professional level using multi-media applications.

Would you like to advance the frontiers of statistics through research?
Do you want to apply statistical knowledge and computing to solve problems in a wide range of fields?
Do you like to team up with professionals from other disciplines and together achieve the best evidence from available data?
If you enjoy any of these, this Research Master may be right for you!

Top-10 best master in the Netherlands (Keuzegids Hoger Onderwijs 2012).


NVAO accredited programme

This Master’s programme has been accredited by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO).
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Research programme

Language: English

Type of education: full-time

Start: September

Duration: 2 years (120 EC)

Degree: MSc

Statutory tuition fee: 1,771 euro (2012-2013)

Scholarship: No
The Utrecht University does not offer scholarships for this programme, but there are other funding possibilities.

Institutional tuition fee: 14,400 euro (2012-2013)

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Offered by: Graduate School of Social and Behavioural Sciences; Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

This Master's programme is officially registered under the name Methodology and Statistics of Behavioural, Biomedical and Social Sciences (code 60384).