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HDip Statistics
The UCD School of Mathematics and Statistics group was ranked in the top 200 in the world in the QS world university ranking, and is the only statistics group in Ireland to appear in this ranking.

The Higher Diploma in Statistics provides students with a good background in statistical theory and methods, which can be used in a variety of areas of application. Students who are awarded an or upper second class honours in the Higher Diploma in Statistics are qualified to enter the MSc degree in Statistics.

Course Description
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.

Entry requirements

• 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.

Duration

T013 1 year full-time, T067 2 years part-time.

Careers or further progression

Career Opportunities
Career prospects on completion of the Higher Diploma in Statistics are excellent. 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 (e.g., Google, Intel, data mining companies). In addition, many government departments employ statisticians including the Central Statistics Office. Many students embarked on the MSc in Statistics programme offered by UCD, based on achieving a second class honours, grade 1 in the Higher Diploma in Statistics.

Prospective employers include Vodafone, Google, Irish Life, Paddy Power, the ESRI, SPSS, Bank of Ireland, Quintiles, Accenture, Tesco, Ebay and Aviva.

Related Programmes
MSc Actuarial Science FT
MA Statistics FT
Professional Diploma Data Analytics PT
Prof Cert Mathematics for Data Analytics and Statistics PT
MSc Statistics FT
MSc Statistics PT

Further enquiries

Contact Name: Kate O'Hanlon
Contact Number: +353 (0)1 716 2452

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Core
Data Modelling for Science STAT20070
Inferential Statistics STAT20100
Probability Theory STAT20110
Linear Models I STAT30240
Linear Models II STAT30250
Statistical Data Mining STAT30270

Stage 1 - Option
Survey Sampling STAT30020
Actuarial Statistics I STAT40020
Actuarial Statistics II STAT40070
Design of Experiments STAT40110
Multivariate Analysis STAT40150
Survival Models STAT40250
Bayesian Analysis STAT40380
Monte Carlo Inference STAT40400
Data Programming STAT40620
Stochastic Models STAT40680
Time Series Analysis - Act App STAT40700
Data Prog with Python (online) STAT40800

Comment

Who should apply?
Full Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

Part Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

This programme is aimed at graduates whose level of statistical or mathematical training is high, but below that of the BSc Degree Honours in Statistics, and who have demonstrated numerical ability. It enables them to reach in one year a level of statistical knowledge equivalent to that of BSc Honours graduates.

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 2017/2018 September.

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

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