Statistics (through Arts & Humanities/Social Sciences)

Course Information

BA (Hons) (NFQ Level 8) or BSc (Hons) NFQ Level 8)

Full time - Undergraduate Studies

CAO Code: DN520 BA Arts
CAO Points Range 2018: 381
Length of Course: 3 Years
Average Intake: 350

CAO Code: DN700 BSc Social Sciences
CAO Points Range 2018: 392
Length of Course: 4 Years
Average Intake: 500

Leaving Certificate:

DN520 –  O6/H7 in English, Irish, a third language and three other recognised subjects

DN700 – O6/H7 in English, Irish, Mathematics and three other recognised subjects

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Why is this course for me?

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. If you are interested in studying Statistics with an Arts and Humanities or Social Science subject, then this degree could be for you.

Career & Graduate Study Opportunities

More and more employers are seeking to hire statisticians, as they play a key role in virtually all areas of society and science, including:

  • Industries such as finance, government, economic analysis, marketing, education, health, medicine, environmental science
  • Societal research which contributes to understanding economic and social change, informing public policymaking
  • Development of new drugs in the pharmaceutical industry
  • 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.

What Will I Study

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 to how statistical methods are used in practice. Statistics as part of a BA can be combined with one of eight subjects, including English and Art History.

BA Joint Honours:

First Year

  • Statistical Modelling
  • Practical Statistics
  • Calculus
  • Plus Other Subject
  • Electives

Second Year

  • Probability Theory
  • Inferential Statistics
  • Linear Models I
  • Linear Models II
  • Plus Other Subject
  • Plus Elective Modules

Third Year

  • Complex Time Series Analysis
  • Statistical Data Mining
  • Monte Carlo Inference
  • Survey Sampling
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Actuarial Statistics I
  • Plus another subject
  • Electives

Statistics as part of a BSc can be combined with one of seven subjects, including Economics and Sociology.

BSc Social Sciences Joint Honours

First Year

  • Linear Algebra
  • Statistical Modelling
  • Calculus
  • Plus Other Subject
  • Electives

Second Year

  • Probability Theory
  • Linear Models
  • Inferential Statistics
  • Plus Other Subject
  • Elective Modules

Third & Fourth Year

  • Time Series Analysis
  • Bayesian Analysis
  • Data Programming
  • Statistical Data Mining
  • Monte Carlo Inference
  • Survey Sampling
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Actuarial Statistics I
  • Research Portfolio
  • Internship Opportunity
  • Study Abroad Opportunity
  • Plus Other subject
  • Electives in Third Year.

How Will I Study

International Study Opportunities

  • University of California,USA
  • Queen’s University, Canada
  • University of Perugia, Italy
  • University of Konstanz, Germany.

Testimonial

“I always enjoyed mathematics in secondary school and had a keen interest in problem solving, so I decided to study Mathematics and Statistics in UCD. Studying them through Arts is great, as you get to study a broad range of subjects such as Applied Maths, Pure Maths and Statistics, and to explore other subjects such as Economics, History, and Psychology. I am halfway through my degree and loving every minute of it. I hope to do a postgrad in Statistics in the future.”

Jack Mac Cuinneagain Student

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