Data Analytics

Key programme benefits to future students
How to apply human factors and ergonomic principles.

Tools to communicate business insights that will empower you to make strategic recommendations using R-Shiny data visualisations and digital dashboards.

A strengthened ability to analyse, summarise, visualise, and report on insights extracted from a dataset using real-world examples from your organisation.

Subjects taught

Autumn Modules
• Introduction to Predictive Analytics
• Data Analytics with R (M)
• Future-Focused Professional Portfolio 1

Spring Modules
• Statistical Learning with Applications
• Advanced Predictive Analytics
• Future-Focused Professional Portfolio 2

Summer Modules
• Research Project
Students will specialise their dissertation studies in one of the three sub-disciplines: Mathematics and Statistics, Electronic and Computer Engineering, or Computer Science and Information Systems.

Entry requirements

You are normally expected to hold a primary honours degree in a cognate discipline, (minimum H2.2), or equivalent and have at least 5 years of relevant industry/workplace experience.

Those who do not meet the minimum entry criteria may be considered in accordance with the University's policy on the Recognition of Prior Learning. Such applicants will be required to submit a portfolio to demonstrate their technical and/or management experience.

Alternative Entry Route applicants will be required to undertake an interview. This is to ensure they have the experience, motivation and ability to complete and benefit from this course.

What to include with your application:
Photo or Scanned original copy of your transcripts for all years of study. (Graduates of UL only need to provide their Student ID number.)
Photo or scanned copy of passport to verify ID and full legal name.
A copy of your most recent CV.
If your qualifications have been obtained in a country where English is an official language this will suffice. If this is not available, the following additional documents must be provided:

English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts AND
English language competency certificate
Delays in receiving all documents required will affect the progress of your application.

Application dates

Preparing your Application:
1. Research your programme: Each postgraduate programme at University of Limerick is unique. Explore your course content, duration, fees, and entry requirements on

2. Check Eligibility: Ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria for the course you are interested in. This usually includes your undergraduate degree award, subject specialities, English language proficiency (for non-native speakers), and any specific requirements for the course.

3. Prepare Documents: Gather all the necessary documents. This typically includes your academic transcripts, CV, personal statement, and references. If English is not your first language, you’ll also need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency.

4. Online Application: Once you are ready to apply, visit your postgraduate programme page on and use the Apply Now button to access UL’s online application system. You will need to create an account if you are a new user.

5. Complete the Application: Fill in the application form with all the required details. This will include personal information and academic history.

6. Upload Documents: Upload all the necessary documents that you prepared earlier. Make sure they are clear and legible.

7. Submit Application: Review your application thoroughly to ensure all information is correct and then submit your application. The application fee for your postgraduate application is €50. This includes an option to choose a second choice.

8. Track Your Application: After submission, you can track the status of your application through the online application system.

9. Interview: Depending on the programme, you may be invited for an interview. This could be in person or online.

10. Acceptance: If your application is successful, you will receive an offer email from the university. You will need to accept this offer to secure your place.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and places offered to successful candidates. This means that it’s a good idea to apply as early as possible to increase your chances of securing a place.

Please note that these steps are a general guide and the exact process may vary depending on the specific programme and your individual circumstances. Always check the University of Limerick website or contact the postgraduate admissions department for the most accurate and up-to-date information.


1 year part-time, on-campus.

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Graduate careers
“Learnings are immediately applicable from the business perspective & have an impact on our ability to deliver high value solutions to customers across the wide range of industries & markets we support.” Rosemary Ryan, Analog Devices

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  • Qualifications

    Minor Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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