- Graduate Diploma
- Higher Diploma (Level 8 NFQ)
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Enrolment and Start Dates Comment
Start date: September 2013
Opening date for 2013 / 2014 applications October 15th 2012
Closing date for EU and NON EU applications June 30th 2013
2nd closing date for (EU applicants only) 20th August 2013 (for programmes that still have places available only)
1 Year full time
18 months part time
Please note that the part-time programmes are run during the day (i.e. no evening or weekend lectures) and lectures are scheduled between 9.00am. and 5.00pm.
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Local Authority Funding:
Grant holders who complete a primary degree course may have the grant renewed in order to undertake a full-time taught or research graduate course. To apply for renewal, final year students should inform the UCD Grants Office in June, and write to their Local Authority when they have completed their primary degree. The grant, which covers fees, may be renewed in subsequent years but is limited to one graduate degree or diploma course for each student. For further information on budget 2012 please visit Student Finance.ie Funding Initiatives
Student Grants - New Grant Applications for 2012-13 APPLY AS EARLY AS YOU CAN, from the end of May - don't leave it till July
A new ONLINE ONLY grant applications system is being introduced for 2012 in Ireland. All new applications will be made online to a single awarding authority, Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) through www.studentfinance.ie.
HDip in Statistics:
You will need at least a 2H1 degree (or equivalent) in a numerical discipline or a cognate subject area for entry.
If English is not your native language, unless you have done your primary degree through English in an English speaking country, you must be able to demonstrate sufficient proficiency to undertake the MSc in English. The minimum requirement for English is an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6 in each section or equivalent.
Who is the Higher Diploma in Statistics for?
The Higher Diploma in Statistics is for those with a non-statistical background who wish to reach in nine months a level of statistical knowledge equivalent to that of a BSc Honours degree in Statistics.
What will I learn?
The Higher Diploma in Statistics is a taught postgraduate programme which provides students with a good background in statistical theory and methods. Students learn about the fundamentals of probability and statistics, as well as gaining knowledge of standard statistical techniques. Additionally students will learn how to work with several statistical software packages.
How will I benefit?
Students will benefit by gaining in nine months a statistical knowledge equivalent to that gained in a BSc Honours degree in Statistics. The statistical theory and methods you will learn can be used in a variety of areas of application. In general, those who successfully complete this program have excellent employment prospects. Also, those who wish to proceed to the taught MSc in Statistics must attain a distinction in the Higher Diploma in Statistics.
What is the programme about?
The Higher Diploma in Statistics is specifically designed to provide students with a solid theoretical and applied statistical knowledge so that they can continue to further study in the field of Statistics or be employed as an applied statistician on completion of the degree.
Taught modules cover a wide range of areas within Statistics providing a broad knowledge base.
Exposure to a wide range of current statistical software packages, which is vital for future employment.
The option of choosing some modules, so students can tailor their own programme to their own interests.
Curriculum covers a wide range of areas within Statistics.
Exposure to a wide range of current statistical software packages.
Lectures are complemented by numerous tutorial and lab classes.
Students select 8 modules from the following (provisional) list:
Higher Diploma Statistics
Students must select a minimum of 12 modules (60 credits) some of which are compulsory.
The following modules are compulsory:
STAT 20110 Probability Theory (sem 1)
STAT 20100 Inferential Statistics (sem 2)
STAT 20070 Biostatistics (sem 1)
STAT 30020 Survey Sampling (sem 1)
STAT 30270 Statistical Data Mining (sem 2)
STAT 30240 Linear Models I (sem 1)
STAT 30250 Linear Models II (sem 2)
Optional modules offered vary from year to year and include: Actuarial Statistics, Survival models, Stochastic models with actuarial applications, Time Series, Multivariate Analysis and Monte Carlo Inference.
The exams for the following modules: STAT20110 Probability Theory, STAT 20070 Biostatistics, STAT 30020 Survey Sampling, STAT 30240 Linear Models I will be in semester 1.
For the other modules on the H.Dip. programme the exam will be in semester 2, regardless of the semester in which the module is offered.
Careers or Further Progression
re can I go?
In general, those who successfully complete this program have excellent employment prospects as a Statistician. Statisticians are required in a wide range of fields ranging from pharmaceutics to social science to economics.Those who wish to proceed to the taught MSc in Statistics offered in UCD must attain a distinction in the Higher Diploma. Many past students have followed this route of further study within Statistics.