The specialization in the Life and Behavioural Sciences focuses on statistics in the broad sense, with examples in biostatistics (for general medicine and life sciences) and statistics in the behavioural sciences.
Some of the key words are longitudinal analysis, genomics, genetics, high dimensional (“big”) data, medical imaging, psychometrics and sensory metrics. The emphasis is on application in multidisciplinary environments of the life and behavioural sciences.
Students will gain a thorough knowledge and understanding of statistical models, especially in relation to the life and behavioural sciences. Including their application and interpretation in a broad range of empirical research. They are able to critically study scientific research and develop new models and techniques.
Students learn practical skills such as statistical programming, statistical consultation, and written and oral presentation of analysis and research results.
The Life and Behavioural Sciences specialisation shares a common core with the Data Science for Statistical Science specialisation, both leading to the same Master of Science degree.