ProfCert Quantitative Text Analysis

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 10)

UCD School of Politics & International Relations is the oldest and largest school of its kind in Ireland with over 150 years of experience in political studies and a world-renowned faculty drawn from many countries.

The Professional Certificate in Quantitative Text Analysis equips students with both the theoretical oversight and the empirical tools necessary to understand and engage with (political) text at scale. The programme introduces students in a hands-on fashion to a variety of methods and tools in the booming fields of quantitative text analysis and natural language processing.

Graduates from this programme will be ideally positioned to apply their newly acquired text mining skills for careers in government, think tanks, political campaigns, interest groups, and the civil service. Furthermore, the combination of a solid understanding of social science theory with the technical ability to examine text at scale, brings a unique addition to any data science team, in the corporate sector, the nonprofit sector, or within IT companies.

Curricular information is subject to change


Full Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

The Professional Certificate in Quantitative Text Analysis is designed for motivated and professional students in the public and private sectors.

 

 

The Professional Certificate in Quantitative Text Analysis introduces students in a hands-on fashion to a variety of methods and tools in the booming fields of quantitative text analysis and natural language processing.

Graduates will gain:

  • An understanding of various dictionary, supervised and unsupervised approaches of automated text analysis in social science research
  • Experience in extracting useful features from text
  • Experience in examining these features uses statistical methods
  • Training in critically evaluating (social science) research that uses automated text analysis methods.

Tuition fee information is available on the UCD Fees website.

  • A primary degree with at least Second Class Honours Grade 1 (2H1) in a relevant subject such as political science, international relations, social science, sociology, history, geography, economics, global studies, public policy, development studies, EU studies, law. 2H1 is equivalent to 60 per cent, B minus or 3.08 GPA - in American system: B or 3.00 GPA.


  • Your application will be considered on its individual merits and relevant professional experience will also be taken into account.

  • English language requirements: applicants whose first language is not English should have met TOEFL, IELTs, or computer-based TOEFL requirements (600, 6.5, or 250 respectively), or the Cambridge English Test (Certificate in Advanced English at a minimum of Grade B, or Certificate of Proficiency in English at Grade C). Applicants who obtained a previous degree from an English-speaking university may be exempted from this requirement. Click here for further info. 

  • Students meeting the programme’s academic entry requirements but not the  English language requirements, may enter the programme upon  successful completion of UCD’s Pre-Sessional or International Pre-Master’s Pathway programmes. Please see the following link for further information http://www.ucd.ie/alc/programmes/pathways/ 

The following entry routes are available:

PC Quantitative Text Analysis Jan FT (W535)
Duration
4 Months
Attendance
Full Time
Deadline
Rolling *

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised