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The UCD School of Mathematics and Statistics group was ranked in the top 200 in the world in the QS world university ranking, and is the only statistics group in Ireland to appear in this ranking.
The Higher Diploma in Statistics provides students with a good background in statistical theory and methods, which can be used in a variety of areas of application. Students who are awarded an or upper second class honours in the Higher Diploma in Statistics are qualified to enter the MSc degree in Statistics.
This programme is aimed at students with a numerate background, but below that required for direct entry into the MSc or MA in Statistics, but who nevertheless have a strong interest in the subject. Throughout the course of this programme students
Applicants must have a minimum of an upper second class honours degree in a numerical discipline or a cognate subject area.
Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language profi ciency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent.