Postgraduate Certificate in Statistics
This part-time course is intended for graduates of disciplines, other than statistics, who want to develop and deepen their knowledge of statistical methods for solving problems involving data arising in business and industry, in public service agencies or in research agencies. The course is best seen as ‘continuing professional development’ for people who need statistics for their work. The course provides a broad introduction to the statistical ideas and methods relevant to data gathering and analysis in a wide variety of research areas as well as business and administration. The intention is to provide participants with a practical grasp of statistics based on a sound knowledge of the underlying ideas and concepts. Graduates of the course should be well placed to apply the ideas and methods to which they have been introduced in their own work. To this end, all the material is presented in the context of practical examples from a wide range of applications.
Please note that from September 2021 we plan to move this programme to be entirely online, with no need to attend TCD campus for classes or labs at all. We are currently developing the content for this programme but it will follow the existing content quite closely. We have done this to allow students to study in a more flexible manner, give access to the programme to people who cannot travel to our campus and to allow us to add some elective content in the years ahead.