According to The New York Times, a statistician is the number one career for the 21st century. Wherever data are collected, statistical and data analysis skills are required.
Statisticians develop mathematical models for uncertainty and apply them to real data. Statistics helps us learn about the underlying processes that give rise to data and work closely with modern computing. The course is both theoretical and practical. Alongside understanding the basic principles of statistical modelling and reasoning students are also introduced to current statistical software packages.
Speacial Entry recommendations: While not an entry requirement for Arts, we strongly recommend that you also have at least a Grade H4 in Leaving Certificate Mathematics, or equivalent, in order to study Statistics.
Statistics is studied as a Joint Major subject through DN520 or DN700.
Foreign language options with this course
There are options to study a language as part of this course. The following option(s) may be selected:
This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.
QQI FET/FETAC Links
PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.
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|Note: Information for 2019 Entry|
|Old Code||New Code||Award Title|
|5M0536||Computer Systems and Networks|
|5M18519||Film and Television Production|
|DCHSC||5M2009||Early Childhood Care and Education|
|ELESX||5M2073||Language and European Studies|
|ECHSX||5M2154||Cultural and Heritage Studies|
|EASSX||5M2181||Applied Social Studies|
|EETXX||5M3635||Education and Training|
|DCHSX||5M4468||Community Health Services|
|DTXXX||5M5011||Tourism with Business|
|ETFPX||5M5158||Film and Television Production|
|5M5165||Trade Union Studies|
|6M0695||Computer Systems and Networks|
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The Student - Career Interests
This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.
The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with sophiscticated technology. These types prefer mentally stimulating environments and often pay close attention to developments in their chosen field.
Stduents are encouraged to spend an additional year studying abroad leading to the BA (International) qualification.
Graduates find careers in a variety of areas including:
- Environmental Science
- Social Research
Mathematics and Statistics were ranked by The New York Times as the best degrees to study for the 21st century. There is a real shortage of mathematicians and statisticians and UCD graduates continue to perform successfully in the jobs market.