Statistics (P.Grad.Cert.)

Trinity College Dublin

Postgraduate Certificate
12 months
8528 EUR/year
3826 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The course provides a broad introduction to the statistical ideas and methods relevant to data gathering and analysis in a wide variety of research areas as well as business and administration. 


The intention is to provide participants with a practical grasp of statistics based on a sound knowledge of the underlying ideas and concepts. Graduates of the course should be well placed to apply the ideas and methods to which they have been introduced in their own work. To this end, all the material is presented in the context of practical examples from a wide range of applications.

The Base Module discusses the fundamental inferential ideas underlying statistical methods. In dealing with these, more emphasis than is usual in first courses is placed on the idea of an underlying statistical model. It is hoped that this emphasis will develop insight into the essential unity of the methods and avoid the all-too-common impression of there being a cookbook full of different statistical recipes for every possible occasion! The Elective Modules apply these ideas to a range of specialised areas.

Programme Structure

Base Module:

Lecturer: Dr Gerard Keogh

Topics Covered:

  • Data summaries and graphs
  • Statistical models
  • Sampling distributions: confidence intervals and tests
  • Simple comparative experiments: t-tests, confidence intervals, design issues
  • Counted data: confidence intervals and tests for proportions
  • Cross-classified frequency data: chi-square tests
  • Introduction to Regression Analysis
  • Introduction to Analysis of Variance
  • Statistical computing laboratory

Introduction to Regression:

Lecturer: Dr Myra O'Regan

Topics covered:

  • Statistical versus deterministic relationships
  • Simple linear regression model: assumptions, model fitting, estimation of coefficients and their standard errors
  • Confidence intervals and statistical significance tests on model parameters
  • Prediction intervals
  • Analysis of variance in regression: F-tests, r-squared
  • Model validation: residuals, residual plots, normal plots, diagnostics
  • Multiple regression analysis - short introduction

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

Applications are made online for this programme. During the application process you may be notified to send references to PAC.

General requirement:

  • Two academic references (or where appropriate clinical referees)
  • Academic transcript(s) which must be certified by the issuing body
  • Certified copy of degree certificate(s)
  • A recognised certificate of English Language Competency
  • Any other qualifications that may be required

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8528 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8528 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3826 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3826 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.


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Statistics (P.Grad.Cert.)
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