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About us Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences Education BSS Pre-masters Pre-master Statistics and Research Methodology

Pre-master Statistics and Research Methodology

The BSS pre-master is a web-supported premaster, which allows students to eliminate deficiencies regarding Statistics and Research Methodology. The deficiencies are diagnosed by the admission committees of Psychology, Sociology or Pedagogy/Education of the Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences (BSS) of the University of Groningen, depending on the master study aimed at.

The programme is organized by SPO, the Foundation of Training in Education of the University of Groningen. The admission committee at hand will decide whether one should complete the full Statistics and Research Methodology premaster programme (30 ECTS), or only parts thereof. Also, it should be noted that some students may have to eliminate other deficiencies, not covered by this package. In such cases, the admission committee will indicate how to handle this.


The courses are designed for distance learning and require substantial self-tuition skills. In their home country students can follow online videos, do assignments, study the mandatory literature, do intermediate exams and engage in peer discussion at the digital learning environment of SPO.


If the Committee diagnoses a deficiency that can be eliminated by the remedial BSS premaster, the student is advised to follow a certain package of courses of this premaster programme. For registration into the premaster programme the student can register at the SPO website following this link: .

Contact information SPO

Postal address Visiting address Email, website and telephone

Grote Rozenstraat 38

9712 TJ Groningen

The Netherlands

Grote Rozenstraat 34

9712 TJ Groningen

The Netherlands

Email: spo


Telephone: +31 50 363 6525

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