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.
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.
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.