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20440 EUR/year
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About

Currently, students without sufficient statistical background knowledge can attain masters level proficiency by first completing the Higher Diploma in Statistics followed by the MSc in Statistics, which takes two years. The MA in Statistics at the University College Dublin provides an alternative pathway in 16 months and there is no comparable programme in Ireland or the UK.

Overview

The MA in Statistics at University College Dublin provides an alternative pathway in 16 months and there is no comparable programme in Ireland or the UK.

Career

  • Career prospects on completion of the MA in Statistics are equivalent to that of the MSc in Statistics and graduates pursue careers in the pharmaceutical industry (e.g. Elan, Quintiles), banking, finance, and risk management.There is increased demand for statisticians from the IT sector (e.g. Google, Intel, data mining companies). In addition many government departments employ statisticians. Some past students embarked on a career in academia by proceeding to study for a PhD in Statistics. Former MSc and MA students are currently working for such firms as Google, Western Union, AIB, Norbrook, EY, O2 and SPSS, while others chose to do a PhD. Demand for graduates continues to be strong both in Ireland and abroad.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Technical Communication
  • Mathematical Statistics
  • Dissertation
  • Numerical Algorithms
  • Data Mining
  • Machine Learning
  • Applied Matrix Theory
  • Actuarial Statistics
  • Data Programming with R
  • Survey Sampling
  • Survival Models
  • Nonparametric Statistics
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Bayesian Analysis

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Applications are assessed on a rolling basis and courses will close once they are filled.

Credits

90 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • This programme is intended for applicants who hold a degree in Statistics or a cognate subject area. An upper second class honours, or international equivalent is required.
  • Those who have been awarded an upper second class honours or higher in the Higher Diploma in Statistics are eligible for the programme.
  • Alternatively students may qualify for enrolment for the four semester MA in Statistics which brings them to the same level as the MSc in Statistics.
  • Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20440 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20440 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8370 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8370 EUR per year during 12 months.

 Part Time

  • EU fee per year - €4,570
  • Non-EU fee per year - €13,200

Living costs for Dublin

1100 - 1800 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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