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CAO (Higher Education)

Degree - Honours Bachelor

Arts - Statistics

University College Dublin - UCD
University College Dublin - UCD
Course Code
DN520
Career Zone
Level
NFQ Type
Major
Duration
3 Years
Attendence
Full Time
CAO Points 2019 r2
336
Points Change

Course Summary

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.

 

Course Details

College Link > DN520 - Arts - Statistics

Colleges often have information about the course on their own website, along with other useful information relating to the college. (Note: Not always available)

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:

Languages
Includes time abroad?
Award Type
French
Major
German
Major

Career Sectors

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.

Entry Requirements

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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
5M0528 Media Production
5M0529 Software Development
5M0536 Computer Systems and Networks
BEBXX 5M0828 eBusiness
5M18518 Media Production
5M18519 Film and Television Production
AGDXX 5M1995 Graphic Design
BBSSX 5M1997 Office Administration
DCHSC 5M2009 Early Childhood Care and Education
EPAMX 5M2011 Music
BIPXX 5M2067 Information Processing
BMXXX 5M2069 Marketing
ELESX 5M2073 Language and European Studies
BBSXX 5M2102 Business Studies
BBSIT 5M2111 International Trade
EMMPX 5M2146 Multimedia Production
EMEXX 5M2149 Sound Production
ECHSX 5M2154 Cultural and Heritage Studies
5M2155 Creative Media
EASSX 5M2181 Applied Social Studies
EPJXX 5M2464 Journalism
BBSAX 5M2468 Business Administration
ECDXX 5M3050 Community Development
ELAXX 5M3114 General Studies
EETXX 5M3635 Education and Training
BLSXX 5M3789 Legal Studies
CASLT 5M3807 Laboratory Techniques
DCHSX 5M4468 Community Health Services
ERPXX 5M4511 Radio Production
EYXXX 5M4732 Youth Work
DTXXX 5M5011 Tourism with Business
5M5028 Applied Ecology
5M5048 Creative Media
EPADT 5M5152 Theatre Production
ETFPX 5M5158 Film and Television Production
5M5162 Media Engineering
EPATP 5M5163 Theatre Performance
5M5165 Trade Union Studies
6M0691 Software Development
6M0695 Computer Systems and Networks

Points Calculator for QQI Awards:
Details of the QQI scoring system and a points calculator can be found  HERE

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.

Investigative

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.

Career Progression

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:

- Finance
- Government
- Economics
- Marketing
- Education
- Health
- Medicine
- Environmental Science
- Social Research
- Pharmaceutical

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.

Further Research

Qualifax
Qualifax Course Page

Qualifax is the National Learners Database. (Note: Link not always available)

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