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.

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

Subjects taught

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

Application dates

The following entry routes are available:

Prof Cert Biostatistics PT (X845)
Duration 1 Years Attend Part Time
Deadline Rolling*
* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised

You can apply using the UCD online application system. To apply, simply click on and follow the instructions. A non-refundable application fee applies. The application fee is paid online.




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: 2024/2025 September.

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  • Qualifications

    Special Purpose Certificate (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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