Data analytics/science is the science of extracting insight from large amounts of raw data in order to enable better understanding of the processes that created it and so help in analysis, theory exploration and decision making.

Entry requirements

Applicants must have a recognised primary degree equivalent to Irish university primary degree level. The degree should be at level 8 in any subject with some mathematical content.


1 year full-time

Careers or further progression

The Data Analytics jobs market is expanding in Ireland. Jobs are available in any industry or sector that collects data, ranging from IT, to healthcare, finance, food science and travel.

Subjects taught

Course Structure
This inter-disciplinary course is designed for students with a level 8 degree in any relevant subject to give them the knowledge and skills to collect, process, analyse and visualise data in order to extract useful information, explore statistical patterns, test hypotheses, and explore the implications of models. Students will gain skills in programming, statistics and databases, followed by an advanced module on statistical machine learning. Students also undertake a 30-credit thesis.


Mathematics and Statistics
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is a strong research community of academics and postgraduate researchers working in research groups specialising in algebra and number theory, geometric analysis, mathematics education and statistics.

Course fee

In general, there are two levels of fees payable. EU students from EU countries including Ireland pay a subsidised level of fees for both taught courses and research programmes. Tuition fees for students from outside the EU are not subsidised and are thus somewhat higher than for EU students.

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