Irene Torrubia, alumna Methodology and Statistics
"This programme is ranked as one of the top-ten Masters in the Netherlands, and in addition the professors in the Methodology and Statistics department are experts in their respective fields. It really is a great chance to learn from the best!
For me, being in a class with talented, ambitious and motivated people is the perfect setting for making the best out of every lecture, also taking into account that lessons are given in small groups. This results in well-qualified graduates. After finishing the programme I would like to focus my career on research. All the knowledge I acquired in this programme makes me feel confident to perform on a high level in a PhD position."
Irene is currently a junior software developer at NCIM.
Janosch Menke, alumnus Methodology and Statistics
"Even though I did not have a background in mathematics, this programme gave me the chance to gain more in-depth knowledge about applied statistics and the math behind it. The Master’s really challenges its students, but the fact that you are working so closely together with your classmates and teachers makes it a lot of fun. For me it has felt like we are all on one team working towards a shared goal.
All in all it was a great decision for me to join this Master’s and I can really see myself continuing to work in this field of research in the future."
Oğuzhan Öğreden, alumnus Methodology and Statistics
"The fact that we get to interact with and learn from people who produce considerably good work in three main research areas (psychological research, psychometrics and biostatistics) is very key. We are offered material that relates to a wide variety of fields and when it is possible we are pushed to formulate solutions and reason on our own as practitioners, later to realise our mistakes and learn how we made those mistakes. I think this experience made me a better follower of the ‘first principle’ of Richard Feynman: “[…] you must not fool yourself — and you are the easiest person to fool.” and I think this is especially important in this field."
Oğuzhan is currently a junior data scientist at albelli.
Inbal Shofty, alumna Methodology and Statistics
"While I earned my undergraduate degree in behavioural sciences, the courses that I thrived in and found the most interesting were the courses in Statistics. I especially enjoyed using statistics while conducting research in cognitive psychology.
I like the fact that it's a small programme and that we have a very comfortable learning environment that is conducive to learning from one another. I found the lectures and assignments very interesting, and feel that they are related to real life problems and not just theoretical. I’ve gained knowledge in different fields of statistics, which I feel is a great benefit for prospective careers."
Inbal currently works as a data visualization teacher at Utrecht University of Applied Sciences, and as a business analyst at Deloitte Nederland.