Online Programmes in Data Analytics - Frequently Asked Questions

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Find out about entry requirements, eligibility information and making an application.

If you do not have a numerate degree and are not sure if you should apply, you are advised  to take our self assessment quiz to determine your numerate ability.

Frequently asked questions about fee payment

All fee processing queries, information on payment deadlines and methods can be found at UCD Fees Page

*Please note that fees are subject to change every year. 

Frequently asked questions about studying in an online environment

This page includes module information, online learning, exam information and further programme information.

The Professional Diploma is 1 year long, delivered through 2 trimesters (September to following May)

The MSc is 3 years, delivered through 9 trimesters (Autumn, Spring and Summer trimester each year)

Academic calendars

These programmes are offered part time online only.

If you are interested in studying full time on campus please consider our MSc and MA in Statistics or MSc Data and Computational Science.

This Online Professional Diploma and Online MSc are offered, delivered and supported by academics in the UCD School of Mathematical Sciences.

Both the Msc and Professional Diploma start in September. The Professional Certificate starts in May. 

If you decide not to continue with the programme part of the way through, then you will have the option to exit with another qualification depending on how many credits you have completed:

2 modules (10 credit) = Professional Certificate

4 modules (20 credits) = Professional Diploma

6 modules (30 credits) = Graduate Certificate

12 modules (60 credits) = Graduate Diploma

18 modules (90 credits) = MSc

N.B There is no option to apply for the above mentioned directly except the Professional Diploma and MSc.

Please contact if you wish to exit the programme early.