Higher Diploma in Data Analytics at Maynooth University

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Graduates with Data Science skills are in short supply and the skill set is in high demand. Moreover, the Data Analytics jobs market is expanding in Ireland. Data Analytics skills are needed in many activities, such as weather forecasting, scientific research, insurance calculations, stock market prediction, quality control, banking, among others. This is why jobs are available in any industry or sector that collects data, ranging from IT to Healthcare, Finance, Food science, Governmental Bodies, and Travel.

This inter-disciplinary Maynooth University course is designed for students with a level 8 degree in any relevant subject to give them the knowledge and skills to collect, process, analyse and visualise data in order to extract useful information, explore statistical patterns, test hypotheses, and understand the implications of models.


Upon completion of the course, students will be able to
– understand key concepts in Data Science and Analytics
– extract insight from large datasets
– read and write code in different programming languages to analyse different types of datasets
– produce and interpret meaningful data visualisations
– carry out data analysis and report on findings

Entry Requirements

A level 8 degree in any subject with some mathematical content. Applicants can also apply via Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning.

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