Data Science and Statistical Learning

New for 2021

The MSc in Data Science and Statistical Learning provides an exciting opportunity for students with a quantitative background to specialise in the rapidly expanding field of data science, with an emphasis on statistical perspectives. The course modules have been carefully developed with a focus on statistics and computing to assist students in developing skills in statistical modelling, data visualisation and interpretation, database management, statistical programming, network analysis and predictive algorithms. Students are also provided with an opportunity to specialise in more applied elements of data science through the development of a research project.

Key Fact
Data science is one of the most rapidly growing areas in industry. There is an increasing demand for graduates with skills in statistical data analysis and computation to implement advanced analytics techniques and solve challenging real-world problems

Subjects taught

Programme Content

Semester 1
• Statistical Inference for Data Science
• Fundamentals of Statistical Modelling
• Scientific Computation
• Database Systems in Practice
• Text Analytics and Natural Language Processing

Semester 2
• Statistical Learning
• Quantitative Research Methods for Science, Engineering and Technology
• Networks and Complex Systems
• Applied Big Data and Visualization
• Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Semester 3
• Project*

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement is a 2:2 undergraduate degree (Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland) (or equivalent) in Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, or other relevant quantitative discipline, or equivalent qualification that is recognised by the University as meeting this requirement. The University reserves the right to shortlist and interview applicants as deemed necessary.

Application dates


Qualification transcripts and certificates

A copy of your birth certificate or passport

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
• English language competency certificate


1 Year Full Time

More details
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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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