ProfCert Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 15)

The rigorous design and conduct of biomedical research is more important than ever before. It is essential that appropriate quantitative skills are available to researchers; from Principal Investigators, to PhD students.
Drawing on extensive faculty experience in Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, we are pleased to offer a Professional Certificate in Epidemiology and Biostatistics (15 ECTS) comprising 3 modules with a focus on data management, computational skills, study design and introductory biostatistics.

Curricular information is subject to change

Part Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

Information for Prospective Students:

  • This course is suitable for all: from Postgraduate students beginning a research career to Postdoctoral or faculty researchers wishing to strengthen their quantitative skills
  • Researchers in any field will benefit, however examples are mainly drawn from biomedical research
  • Each module comprises 2-3 contact hours per week on the UCD Belfield campus over the 12-week semester, suiting part-time learners

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  • Data Management and Statistics with SPSS (core, 5 credits, semester 1)
    • Understanding and managing data; describing, visualising and exploring data in IBM SPSS
  • Biostatistics I (core, 5 credits, semester 1)
    • Descriptive statistics, sampling variation, simple parametric and non-parametric tests
  • Fundamentals of Epidemiology (core, 5 credits, semester 1)
    • Disease classification and measurement; risk and association; study designs

ProfCert Epidemiology & Biostatistics (X794) Part Time
EU/NONEU    fee per year - € 1910

***Fees are subject to change

Fees include tuition and examination fees. The fee schedule for all programmes is shown on the UCD Fees website ( and refers to the fee for a single academic year. Further information regarding fees is available on the UCD Fees website.  

  • Applicants to the programme should hold an Irish level 8 qualification (Higher Diploma or Higher Degree with an award of 2.2 or above) or international equivalent from a recognised third level institution.
  • Applicants must supply transcripts of their primary degree or higher diploma and all supporting documentation overleaf at the time of application. This includes an up-to-date 2 page CV.
  • Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTs 7.0 (no band less than 6.5 in each element), or equivalent.
  • Places are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

The following entry routes are available:

Prof Cert Epidemiology & Biostatistics PT (X794)
1 Years
Part Time

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

You can apply using the UCD online application system. To apply, simply click on and follow the instructions. A non-refundable application fee applies. The application fee is paid online.