Epidemiology & Biostatistics

ProfCert Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 15)

The rigorous design and conduct of biomedical research is more important than ever before. It is essential that appropriate quantitative skills are available to researchers; from Principal Investigators, to PhD students. Drawing on extensive faculty experience in Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, we are pleased to offer a Professional Certificate in Epidemiology and Biostatistics (15 ECTS) comprising 3 modules with a focus on data management, computational skills, study design and introductory biostatistics.

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 semester, 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 I (core, 5 credits, semester 1)

Descriptive statistics, sampling variation, simple parametric and non-parametric tests

Fundamentals of Epidemiology (core, 5 credits, semester 1)

Disease classification and measurement; risk and association; study designs

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.

Application dates

The following entry routes are available:

Prof Cert Epidemiology & Biostatistics PT (X794)

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 http://www.ucd.ie/apply and follow the instructions. A non-refundable application fee applies. The application fee is paid online.




1 year part-time.


ProfCert Epidemiology & Biostatistics (X794) 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 (http://www.ucd.ie/fees/) 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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