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Requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should have at least a Bachelor degree
  • Applicants should be fluent in English and meet one of the following conditions:
    • English at VWO level
    • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (A, B or C)
    • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (A, B or C)
    • A score of 6.5 or higher in the complete International English Language Testing System (Academic version) (IELTS)
    • A score of at least 90 on the internet version of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
    • A score of at least 580 on the paper version of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
    • A score of at least 237 on the computer version of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
    • Exemptions: Native English speakers or diploma holders from United States of America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland.

Requirements working with data in population research

  • Applicants should have successfully completed at least two statistical courses
  • Applicants should have at least intermediate Excel skills
  • Applicants should refresh their knowledge of differentiation, integration and matrix algebra before the start of the module (see below for literature)

Requirements Life Tables and Population Projections

  • Applicants should have successfully completed at least two statistical courses
  • Applicants should have at least intermediate Excel and SPSS skills
  • Applicants should refresh their knowledge of matrix algebra before the start of the module (see below for literature)

Literature recommendations to refresh knowledge

  • Iversen (1996), Calculus. Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences. SAGE University Paper 110.
  • Namboodiri (1984), Matrix algebra – an Introduction. Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences. SAGE University Paper 38.
  • Norusis (2002), SPSS 11.0: Guide to data analysis. Prentice Hall (Part I & II, Ch 17).
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