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This course is available through the following application route(s)

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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.

About This Course

Below is a list of all modules offered for this degree in the current academic year. Click on the module to discover what you will learn in the module, how you will learn and assessment feedback profile amongst other information.

Incoming Stage 1 undergraduates can usually select an Elective in the Spring Trimester. Most continuing undergraduate students can select up to two Elective modules (10 Credits) per stage. There is also the possibility to take up to 10 extra Elective credits.

Module Type Module   Trimester Credits
Stage 1 Core Modules
PHPS40010 Principles of Epidemiology Autumn  5
Stage 1 Core Modules
PHPS40190 Biostatistics I Autumn  5
Stage 1 Core Modules
PHPS40750 Quantitative & Qualitative, Data Management, Analysis & Reporting Autumn  5

ProfCert Epidemiology & Biostatistics (X794) Part Time
EU/NONEU    fee per year - € 2010

***Fees are subject to change

Fees include tuition and examination fees. The fee schedule for all programmes is shown on the UCD Fees website (http://www.ucd.ie/fees/) 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.

Part Time option suitable for:

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


General application route(s) for Irish/UK/EU applicants* for International (non-EU) applicants* to Epidemiology & Biostatistics:

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Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Professional Certificate
Part-Time
Commencing 2024/2025 September
Graduate Taught Closed
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