RSS Accreditation - UHasselt
Our Master of Statistics program received the renowned RSS accreditation (http://www.rss.org.uk/) in September 2010, November 2011 and again in November 2012. Having received your degree, you are entitled on application to award of the Society’s qualification of “Graduate Statistician”, and with a suitable period of approved professional training and experience you may proceed to the full professional status of “Chartered Statistician”. Together with the Master of Statistics program in Leuven, we are the first non-British programs with such an accreditation (with the exception of a master program in Kuwait).
To qualify for the GradStat award successful completion of any pathway within this programme that includes the course Principles of Statistical Inference (0375) is necessary. This would be to assure us that the person could critically understand and assess new developments in statistics even if he or she might subsequently work professionally in a different field. This course unit is compulsory in Biostatistics and Biostatistics ICP, and is available as an option in Bioinformatics and Epidemiology & Public Health Methodology. If you did not take the course as part of your program, there are the following options:
You can apply for an exemption for the Inference course. The formal declaration of exemption of the Examination Board can be attached to your RSS application.
You take the inference course as an additional unit (for which you can get also a separate UHasselt certificate). There will be the opportunity to participate in the September exam, even if you did not attend the lectures and did not prepare the homeworks.
How to apply for this qualification, after graduation in September 2011 and after finishing the inference course successfully? Follow the guidelines on http://www.rss.org.uk/site/cms/contentCategoryView.asp?category=59.