BA (Hons) (NFQ Level 8) or BSc (Hons) NFQ Level 8)
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If you are interested in studying Statistics with an Arts and Humanities or Social Science subject, then this degree could be for you.
Wherever data are collected, statistical and data analysis skills are required. Statisticians develop mathematical models for uncertainty and apply them to real data. Statistical models allow us to learn about the underlying processes which give rise to the data. The power of modern computing continues to have a major impact on both the development and applicability of statistical methods in almost every area of social science, science and business.
In first year, you will gain a broad overview of the basic principles of statistical modelling and reasoning, while second and third years enhance this knowledge with a mixture of theoretical and applied modules to give you a well-rounded learning experience in statistics. Notably, you will learn how to use current statistical software packages, giving insight into how statistical methods are used in practice.
BA Joint Honours:
Statistics as part of a BA can be combined wit one of twelve Arts and Humanities subjects including English, Music, Irish and History.
BSc Social Sciences Joint Honours
Statistics as part of a BSc can be combined with one of seven subjects, including Economics and Sociology.
Third & Fourth Year
Assessment will be through a combination of end-of-trimester written examinations, projects and continuous assessment.
|Study Statistics (BSc Social Sciences)|
|Study Statistics (BA Arts)|
Students may apply to study abroad at international partner universities in Year 3 of the Social Sciences programme.
More and more employers are seeking to hire statisticians, as they play a key role in virtually all areas of society and science, including:
Graduates may also pursue further study, including the MA in Statistics, HDip in Mathematical Science (qualifier for the MSc in Mathematical Science) and GradDip in Actuarial Science.
“Mathematics was always my favourite subject growing up in school. I felt the small parts of statistics that were covered in school gave examples of where problem solving could potentially be used in real world problems. This led me to study Mathematics and Statistics in UCD as my undergraduate degree. During my classes in Statistics, I learnt not only different statistical techniques but also how to compute them through different statistical computer programs such as R. The degree programme helped me develop a greater appreciation for the different parts of statistics which led me to also enrol into the MSc in Statistics in UCD after I completed my undergraduate degree.”
Cathal Ryan, Graduate
Dr. Michael Fop
UCD School of Mathematics and Statistics
Belfield, Dublin 4