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PAT (MA) Track 2: Statistics & Advanced Study Skills

Tuition fee €695 one-time
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PAT for Master’s students – Track 2

In this Pre-Academic Training programme you will participate in the following courses:

Introduction to Maastricht: Practical activities (help finding accommodation, opening a bank account, information on insurance, residence permit and city hall registration, help finding a second-hand bike and sim-card, etc.), social activities (barbecue, boat tour, historical city tour, sports day, etc.) and introduction lectures to Problem Based Learning (PBL) and Dutch culture.

Statistics: This course will offer enrolling Master’s students the opportunity to refresh their statistics knowledge to ensure they have all the skills required to perform empirical research during their upcoming studies. We will use a textbook and the accompanying online tool for exercises that you will complete individually. In addition, you will attend daily meetings to discuss results and remaining questions in small groups. This course is taught in English giving you the opportunity to “translate” your existing mathematics knowledge if needed.
This course is not intended for students enrolling in Master’s programmes focusing on qualitative research methods (humanities) nor for students signed-up for programmes using mathematical statistics (sciences).
Please note that this short preparatory statistics course does NOT play any role in the admission process; it cannot be used as a replacement of entry requirements.

Advanced Study Skills: This course will focus on the skills that enable you to study and learn efficiently. You will develop your own personal approach to study and learning in a way that meets your own individual needs and as you progress with your study skills you will discover what works for you, and what doesn’t. You will gain knowledge about methods to achieve personal study results and put them in practice, setting up personal study goals, planning and executing your personal study plan as well as evaluating and improving it. The lectures and the learning labs where you will actively contribute with content and presentations will help you get from levels of awareness to educational excellence and personal success by developing skills related to communication, collaboration and confidence. The course is developed on the pillars of literature and know-how provided by students in a dynamic and interactive atmosphere.

Apply now! PAT 2019 2018/19
Application period has ended
Studies commence
Aug 1, 2019

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States