ProfCert Biostatistics
Academic Year 2020/2021
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 15)

Quantitative skills are essential for the conduct of biomedical research - from Principal Investigators, to PhD students such skills permit objective evaluation of hypotheses.
Drawing on extensive faculty experience in Biostatistics, we are pleased to offer a Professional Certificate in Biostatistics (15 ECTS) comprising 3 modules with a focus on data management and computational skills in the IBM SPSS package, and on biostatistics methodologies ranging from basic probability, to two-group tests, to regression modelling and survival analysis.

Curricular information is subject to change.

Who should apply?
Part Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

Course Description
Information for Prospective Students:
This course is suitable for all: from Postgraduate students beginning a research career to Postdoctoral or faculty researchers wishing to strengthen their quantitative skills

Researchers in any field will benefit, however examples are mainly drawn from biomedical research

Each module comprises 2-3 contact hours per week on the UCD Belfield campus over the 12-week semesters, suiting part-time learners

Entry requirements

-Applicants to the programme should hold an Irish level 8 qualification (Higher Diploma or Higher Degree with an award of 2.2 or above) or international equivalent from a recognised third level institution.
-Applicants must supply transcripts of their primary degree or higher diploma and all supporting documentation overleaf at the time of application. This includes an up-to-date 2 page CV.
-Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTs 7.0 (no band less than 6.5 in each element), or equivalent.
Places are offered on a first-come, first-served basis

Subjects taught

What modules can I take?
Data Management and Statistics with SPSS (core, 5 credits, semester 1)
- Understanding and managing data; describing, visualising and exploring data in IBM SPSS

Biostatistics 1 (core, 5 credits, semester 1)
- Descriptive statistics, sampling variation, simple parametric and non-parametric tests

Biostatistics II (core, 5 credits, semester 2)
- Linear and logistic regression; survival analysis; analysis of repeated measures




1 year part-time


ProfCert Biostatistics (X845) Part Time
EU/NONEU fee per year - € 1750

***Fees are subject to change

Fees include tuition and examination fees. The fee schedule for all programmes is shown on the UCD Fees website ( and refers to the fee for a single academic year. Further information regarding fees is available on the UCD Fees website.

Enrolment dates

Next Intake: 2020/2021 September

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    Professional Certificate

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    Part time

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