NL - Leiden University

Name of the Master programme

Statistical Science for the Life & Behavioural Sciences


Leiden University

Contact person

Maarten Kampert

Contact email address


Short description of the Master programme

The two-year master’s programme in Statistical Science provides you with a thorough introduction to the general philosophy and methodology of statistical modelling and data analysis. The programme consists of a core programme shared by all students, and specialisation specific courses, electives, an internship or research project and master’s thesis. You can specialise in either life and behavioural sciences, where the emphasis is on the application in multidisciplinary environments, or in data sciences where you focus more on data mining, pattern recognition and deep learning.



Web page of the Master programme


Entrance criteria (note of Bachelor degree, language, other)

Entrance criteria are formulated on the website:




and established in the Course and Exam Regulations and its Appendices (you can find them via this website)


2 years

Number of ECTS

120 ECS

Cooperation partner in Official Statistics

Statistics Netherlands

Start date

September 1, 2019