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Statistics (P.Grad.Cert.), Postgraduate Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #108 (QS) Dublin, Ireland
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. 

Overview

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    88

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  • Minimum required score:

    570

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    63

    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. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

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

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.

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