Methodology and Statistics in Utrecht judged best in its field

The highly regarded 'Keuzegids Master' (a Dutch ranking of Master’s programmes) ranked Utrecht University’s Methodology and Statistics for the Behavioural, Biomedical, and Social Sciences programme as the best in its field in the Netherlands for the sixth year in a row; from 2011 to 2016!

Keuzegids Master 2016: "Utrecht offers their students a stimulating programme at a high level with much attention to academic skills such as analytic thinking, doing methodological research efficiently and critical reading."

Choose our new track: European Master in Official Statistics (EMOS) 

The European Master in Official Statistics (EMOS) is a project aimed at developing training and education in Official Statistics within existing Master's programmes at European universities. We are the only Dutch University that has been awarded a EMOS label for our new track. We offer the EMOS track in Official Statistics, i.e. statistics as it is carried out at statistical bureaus such as Statistics Netherlands and planning bureaus.   

Unique learning environment

Small class sizes and approachable teachers and advisors offer you an intimate and interactive learning environment with a focus on skills in scientific communication, oral presentation, discussion, and research ethics. The Methodology and Statistics Master's also gives you the opportunity to experience the research culture at two universities: Utrecht University and the University of Twente. You can follow courses at both locations, and you will learn to cooperate and work at a professional level using multimedia applications.

Cooperation within and outside the academic world

The programme combines the research expertise and focuses of three departments:

This cooperation results in an exceptionally broad choice of thesis topics.
The vast majority of our graduates obtain PhD positions in the three cooperating departments or in other Methods and Statistics groups in the Netherlands and abroad.

This programme is the only two-year, NVAO-accredited Master's in Methods and Statistics for the Behavioural, Biomedical, and Social Sciences in the Netherlands.

Utrecht: World-class university
Academy Building Utrecht University

Choosing Utrecht University means choosing one of the best universities in the country. Several renowned international rankings place Utrecht University among the 100 best universities in the world. The teaching environment at Utrecht University is international: half of the Utrecht Masters' programmes are taught in English. The existing and former academic staff of Utrecht University include twelve Nobel Prize laureates: G. ‘t Hooft, M.J.G. Veltman, P.J. Crutzen, N. Bloembergen, T.C. Koopmans, L.S. Ruzicka, P. Debye, C. Eijkman, R.Magnus, W. Einthoven, W.C. Röntgen and J.H. van ‘t Hoff.

University of Twente: Talented minds
University of Twente

The University of Twente (UT) is a leading international research university in Europe. It offers an inspiring academic setting for the world's brightest and very talented minds. UT is committed to fusing the social and engineering sciences as well as providing high-quality teaching and research. The University of Twente's academic record of excellence is solid, and it was ranked among the top 200 research-intensive universities for the sixth year in a row by The Higher Education Ranking (THES).

A lively, bustling student city
Utrecht's canals by night
Utrecht's canals by night

Utrecht is a city of unparalleled vitality in the middle of the Netherlands. A medieval city centre small enough to explore on foot, yet large enough to host world-class festivals, fashionable shops, modern architecture and fascinating museums. You will find lots of friendly outdoor cafés and restaurants. It is only thirty minutes from Schiphol airport and all of the Netherlands is just a short journey away.

Lonely Planet ranks Utrecht in their top-10 of the world's unsung places!

CNN lists Utrecht as one of the world's best cycling cities.

The Guardian (June 2015) tips Utrecht as "the laidback alternative to Amsterdam".