BACHELOR OF SCIENCE - STATISTICS HONOURS
Statistics deals with the collection, analysis and interpretation of data. Statistics relies heavily on mathematics and computation, and our degrees provide a strong grounding in those topics.
We offer Statistics as a Double Major subject which can be combined with most other academic subjects. This flexibility means you can combine your interest in aspects of science or society with knowledge of the statistical tools needed to understand data from those fields.
Mature students - Information:
Apply to the CAO before 1st February 2016. Click here for updates on mature student application closing dates.
Admission is based on your application and/or interview.Mature student applicants who have a disability
If you have a disability or specific learning difficulty (e.g. dyslexia), and require examination support for the written tests, please submit supporting documentation by 1 March 2016 to the Access Office.
Unfortunately we are unable to consider applications for alternative examination accommodation after this deadline.
Applicants are required to have a minimum of six subjects in the Irish Leaving Certificate including 2HC3 and 4OD3/4HD3.
OD3/HD3 in a Science subject (one of: Agricultural Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Physics with Chemistry) & OC3/HD3 Mathematics.
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|How to apply|
The application process to our undergraduate degree programmes depends on the category to which you belong.
You will study Mathematics and three other subjects in first year. In first and second year students take Statistics as part of Mathematics.
In third and fourth year students who have taken Mathematics in first and second year have the option of pursuing a Double Major degree in either Pure or Applied Mathematics and Statistics. Alternatively, you can take Statistics with another subject in third and fourth year.
The first two years this programme build on Leaving Certificate Mathematics, and lay a foundation of Mathematical skills and knowledge that is needed for serious work in Statistics. The second year course has an introduction to techniques of Statistical Inference. Students also begin computing work at this stage.
There are two streams in the Statistics BSc courses for the final two years. The first leads to the Double Major degree in Pure Mathematics/Applied Mathematics and Statistics. This is characterised by a greater level of abstraction and theoretical work, although it does include a very thorough training in practical computer-based statistical techniques. If you would like to carry out research in Statistics or to work as a specialist statistician, this programme is recommended for you.
The second stream leads to the Double Major degree in Statistics with another subject. This programme has a more applied orientation, and less theoretical emphasis. Students who take it will acquire skills in their chosen subject and will be able to combine them with a solid understanding of modern statistical methods.
|Career and postgraduate options|
Graduates have a range of career options open to them, including areas such as the civil service, industry and business, scientific research, medical research, environmental research, financial services, and actuarial roles.
Masters or PhD in Statistics, Computing or Finance
For further information on Postgraduate options please go to the Graduate Studies site