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Data Analytics

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 20)

The MSc and Professional Diploma in Data Analytics from the UCD School of Mathematics and Statistics will help you to analyse and understand the large data sets that are being created via the huge growth in online information. The value of these data sets is being increasingly recognised in business circles, with many companies seeking to recruit individuals with skills in data analytics to extract the valuable insights contained therein. Data Analytics is at the crossroads between statistics and computer science, and our courses contain elements of both. We will give you the tools to apply advanced skills from these fields to maximum effect in any work-related, "big data", environment. There are no lectures to attend as the courses are delivered completely online. Students will attend UCD at the end of each semester for exams.

For detailed information about the programme see: programme website.
There is a huge ongoing growth in demand for graduates with these valuable skills in a wide range of industries, and currently a shortage of qualified graduates.
Students will be given videos, online demonstrations, and interactive games to enhance their learning, with regular feedback and interaction via course tutors through the UCD website

Entry requirements

For entry to the Professional Diploma in Data Analytics (LEVEL 9), students must have obtained an undergraduate or masters degree to standard 2:1 in a subject with some quantitative elements.

Those without this requirement but with substantial industry experience related to the area, or relevant professional qualifications, will also be considered on a case by case basis.

A rough guide to the mathematics we expect you to know on entry is available here: Self Assessment Quiz


Professional Diploma Data Analytics PT (F057)
Duration 1 Years
Attendance: Part Time

Number of credits


Careers or further progression

Careers & Employability

Data Analysts are in strong demand from industry; those who are successful in completing the course are highly employable in fields as diverse as pharmaceuticals, finance and insurance, as well as cloud computing. Prospective employers include any company that requires detailed, robust analysis of data sets. Some examples include:

• ICT companies (e.g., Google, eBay, Facebook, Amazon, Paddy Power)

• The pharmaceutical industry (e.g., Janssen, Merck, GSK)

• The financial services industry (e.g., Bank of Ireland, AXA, EY, Accenture, Deloitte)

Students who perform well on the Professional Diploma may apply to transfer to out online MSc Data Analytics

Further enquiries

Contact Name: Valerie Kendlin
Contact Number:+353 (0)1 716 2580

Subjects taught

The Online Professional Diploma in Data Analytics covers 4 5-credit modules. These modules are designed to introduce you to statistical and mathematical concepts in Data Analytics and Data Mining, and to get you started on programming with data.

Stage 1 - Core
STAT30280 Adv Data Analytics (online)
STAT40720 Introduction to Data Analytics (Online)
STAT40730 Data Programming with R (Online)
STAT40750 Data Mining (Online)


ProfDip Data Analytics
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 20)

Part Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

Application date

Deadline: Rolling *
* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised.

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 2018/2019 September

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