On successful completion of the programme, you will reach in one year a level of statistical knowledge equivalent to that of BSc Honours graduates. You will be able to apply basic statistical reasoning, techniques and models in the analysis of real data, understand the context in which statistical work is done, select appropriate statistical models for different applications, interpret results, and demonstrate programming skills, report writing skills and presentation skills.
Ireland is home to over 250 global financial institutions and there are opportunities for Higher Diploma Statistics graduates in industry, government, IT, economics and finance. This programme provides students with a good background in statistical theory and methods, which can be used in a variety of areas of application.
On successful completion of the programme you will be able to apply basic statistical reasoning, techniques and models in the analysis of real data, understand the context in which statistical work is done, select appropriate statistical models for different applications, interpret results, and demonstrate programming skills, report writing skills and presentation skills
Vision and Values Statement
This programme is aimed at students with a numerate background, but below that required for direct entry into the MSc or MA in Statistics, but who nevertheless have a strong interest in the subject. Throughout the course of this programme students take a small number of modules at early undergraduate level in statistics in order to give them a solid underpinning in the foundations of statistics, together with some more advanced undergraduate level modules. This should broadly bring students to the level of a four-year B.Sc. Degree. On completion of this programme, students should be well prepared for a career in industry. Additionally, the H.Dip in statistics may serve as an entry route for the M.Sc. in statistics. We expect our students to become autonomous learners. They will be capable of solving relevant problems in the language of statistics. Our graduates will be in demand by employers and academic research institutes for their ability to use the tools they have learned to explain, describe and predict. We value students who are motivated to find the underlying causes and reasons for observations and patterns. We aim to provide a teaching and learning environment that develops confidence and independence through a wide variety of interactive formats, both inside and outside the classroom.
Prof Cert Mathematics Data Analytics and Statistics May PT
MSc Statistics FT
Graduate Certificate in Statistics
Prof. Cert in Mathematics for Data Analytics and Statistics
Stage 1 - Core
Data Modelling for Science STAT20070
Inferential Statistics STAT20100
Introduction to Probability STAT20110
Bayesian Analysis STAT20180
Predictive Analytics STAT20240
Statistical Machine Learning STAT30270
Stage 1 - Option
Advanced Predictive Analytics STAT30250
Actuarial Statistics I STAT40020
Actuarial Statistics II STAT40070
Nonparametric Statistics STAT40080
Multivariate Analysis STAT40150
Survival Models STAT40250
Monte Carlo Inference STAT40400
Data Programming with R STAT40620
Stochastic Models STAT40680
Time Series Analysis - Act App STAT40700
Data Prog with Python (online) STAT40800
Stat Network Analysis STAT41010
Survey Sampling STAT41020
• Applicants must have a minimum of an upper second class honours degree in a numerical discipline or a cognate subject area.
• Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language profi ciency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent.
How to apply?
The following entry routes are available:
HDip Statistics FT (T013)
HDip Statistics PT (T067)
* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised.
HDip Statistics FT (T013): 1 year full-time.
HDip Statistics PT (T067): 2 years part-time.
Post Course Info
Careers & Employability
Many students pursue careers in the pharmaceutical industry, banking, finance and risk management. There is an increase in demand for statisticians from the IT sector. Many government departments employ statisticians including the Central Statistics Office. Many students embarked on the MSc Statistics, based on achieving a second-class honours grade. Prospective employers include Vodafone, Google, Intel, Irish Life, Paddy Power, the ESRI, SPSS, Bank of Ireland, Quintiles, Accenture, Tesco, eBay and Aviva.