Data Science - Fundamentals of Data Science

What is... Fundamentals of Data Science?
The Postgraduate Certificate in Fundamentals in Data Science (Conversion) is a one-year part time programme which aims to provide non-computing graduates an opportunity to upskill in the developing area of data analysis and data science.

This is a postgraduate programme at level 9 in the National Framework of Qualifications. Applicants are required to have a strong numerate background. The programme covers the key skills needed for an entry level position in data analytics, including modules in programming, databases, data wrangling and data analysis. It is very practically focussed with students developing skills in the main tools, methods and techniques used in the domain.

It is a part time programme with evening delivery, over two evenings per week.

Subjects taught

Core Modules:

Object Oriented Software Development
Information Systems
Data Wrangling
Data Analytics

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements?
The minimum admission requirements for entry to the PgCert in Data Science Fundamentals are a 2.1 classification level 8 degree in a non-computing related degree or a 2.2 classification level 8 degree with at least 2 years of relevant industry experience.

All applicants require to have demonstrated strong numeracy and analytic skills which should be described in your supporting statement.

Applicants should provide a full CV and a personal statement to support their application.

Application dates

Applications open from November 2021.

This course is also funded under the Springboard programme.


2 semesters, Part Time

Method of Delivery Classroom

It is a part-time programme with evening delivery, over two evenings per week in both semesters. Classes start at 6pm or 6.30pm depending on the module.

This course is also funded under the Springboard programme.

More details
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  • Qualifications

    Minor Certificate (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time,Evening

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