BACHELOR OF ARTS - STATISTICS
> Statistics deals with the collection, analysis and interpretation of data.
> You will learn how to use statistical models and visualisation methods to unlock valuable information and hidden patterns in large volumes of data.
> A degree in Statistics will provide you with tools to address problems of critical importance to humans such as climate change, developing cancer drugs or managing traffic flows.
> We offer Statistics as a Double Major subject which can be combined with most other academic subjects in the Bachelor of Arts degree. This flexibility means you can combine your interest in aspects of society with knowledge of the statistical tools needed to understand data from those fields.
> Data recording is happening at unprecedented levels on local, national and global scales. The ability to transform data into usable knowledge is a highly sought after and desirable skill in today’s workforce, be it in business, science, health or social sciences. This subject will strongly enhance your employability.
This course requires 3 additional subjects
Mature students - Information:
A mature student is 23 years or older by 1st January in the year of entry to the University. For part-time degrees the mature age is 21. Admission is based on your application and/or interview.
Apply to the CAO by February 1st 2019. Late applications from mature students may be accepted after this date - consult the Undergraduate Studies website for updates. Application may not be made to the CAO after May 1st 2019.
Mature students must complete the CAO section for mature applicants fully, indicating clearly past or current studies, and outlining educational goals and objectives. Applicants are assessed on the basis of the information provided on their CAO application form. All questions should be answered in full.
Mature student applicants who have a disability
If you have a disability or specific learning difficulty (e.g. dyslexia), and require examination support for any required written tests, please submit supporting documentation by 15 March 2019 to the Access Office. Unfortunately we are unable to consider applications for alternative examination accommodation after this deadline.
Leaving Certificate applicants are required to present (as a minimum): 2H5 & 4O6/H7 and O6/H7 in Irish, English, 3rd language. O4/H7 Mathematics recommended.
The Maynooth Education
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DARE: The Disability Access Route to Education is a third level alternative admissions scheme for school-leavers whose disabilities have had a negative impact on their second level education.
HEAR: The Higher Education Access Route is a third level admissions scheme for school leavers from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds.
|How to apply|
The application process depends on the type of applicant you are. Click here for all information about how to apply.
Categories of applicant:
BA Bachelor of Arts – Statistics Double Major or as a Minor
> Statistics is taken with one of your first year subjects. This subject can be, but does not have to be, Mathematical Studies or Mathematics (Pure)
> Statistics can be taken as a Double Major or as a Minor subject. The second subject can be, but does not have to be, Mathematical Studies or Mathematics (Pure)
NOTE: To enter into 2nd year Statistics, students require a mark of 55% or greater in 1st year Mathematical Studies or 40% or greater in Mathematics (Pure). First year statistics is not a prerequisite for 2nd year statistics but if 1st year statistics was taken, a mark of 40% or greater is required
Duration: 3 years (BA) or 4 years (BA International)
Maynooth University Department of Mathematics & Statistics
Logic House, Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland.
|Career and postgraduate options|
Critical thinking, analysis and being able to adapt to various work environments are among the strong skills and traits of Statistics graduates. Graduates have a range of career options open to them, including employment in the civil service, industry and business, scientific research, medical research, environmental research, financial services and actuarial roles.
Postgraduate study is also possible: we currently offer Masters or PhD in Statistics, Computing or Finance.
Visit the Graduate Studies website for more information about postgraduate options.
For further information on Postgraduate options please go to the Graduate Studies site