MA Statistics 16 months Postgraduate Program By University College Dublin |Top Universities
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# 151-200QS Subject Rankings

Program Duration

16 monthsProgram duration

Tuitionfee

22,530 EURTuition Fee/year

Scholarship

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Program overview

Main Subject

Statistics and Operational Research

Degree

MA

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

The goal of the MA Statistics is to train the new generation of data scientists, by empowering them with a broad range of skills in statistics and machine learning. Once completed, the MA Statistics brings students to the same level as the MSc Statistical Data Science: the degrees are equivalent. However, differently from the 1-year MSc Statistical Data Science, the MA Statistics is 16 months long, and it includes several fundamental statistics modules in its core structure. These modules cover the fundamentals of statistics and data science, and prepare students for more advanced modules.
The MA Statistics programme is aimed at students who have an undergraduate degree in a discipline with numerate skills, and who have covered some basic topics of statistics.
The MA Statistics is an EMOS (European Master in Official Statistics) labelled programme, which means that some students may have the opportunity to take modules and a project on official statistics, and potentially receive the EMOS certification of their degree. The EMOS MA Statistics also includes a research module, which is provided in the form of an internship at an institution whose work involves official statistics. The MA Statistics is the only EMOS accredited programme in Ireland and it is ideal for students that are interested in pursuing a career in official statistics, in Ireland or abroad.
The MA Statistics is ideal for students interested in data science careers in industry, business, government, and to those interested in pursuing a subsequent PhD in statistics or other areas related to data science.

Program overview

Main Subject

Statistics and Operational Research

Degree

MA

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

The goal of the MA Statistics is to train the new generation of data scientists, by empowering them with a broad range of skills in statistics and machine learning. Once completed, the MA Statistics brings students to the same level as the MSc Statistical Data Science: the degrees are equivalent. However, differently from the 1-year MSc Statistical Data Science, the MA Statistics is 16 months long, and it includes several fundamental statistics modules in its core structure. These modules cover the fundamentals of statistics and data science, and prepare students for more advanced modules.
The MA Statistics programme is aimed at students who have an undergraduate degree in a discipline with numerate skills, and who have covered some basic topics of statistics.
The MA Statistics is an EMOS (European Master in Official Statistics) labelled programme, which means that some students may have the opportunity to take modules and a project on official statistics, and potentially receive the EMOS certification of their degree. The EMOS MA Statistics also includes a research module, which is provided in the form of an internship at an institution whose work involves official statistics. The MA Statistics is the only EMOS accredited programme in Ireland and it is ideal for students that are interested in pursuing a career in official statistics, in Ireland or abroad.
The MA Statistics is ideal for students interested in data science careers in industry, business, government, and to those interested in pursuing a subsequent PhD in statistics or other areas related to data science.

Admission requirements

Undergraduate

176+
6.5+
90+
This programme is intended for applicants with a degree in Mathematics, Economics, Finance, certain Engineering degrees or similar quantitative disciplines where statistics has formed some component of the degree. An upper second class honours, or international equivalent is required. Applicants who do not meet these requirements but can demonstrate an interest and ability in statistics may be considered. Alternatively students may qualify for enrolment to the Higher Diploma Statistics from which they can gain entry to the 1-year MSc in Statistics.
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Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

12,500 EUR
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International Students

22,530 EUR
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