ProfCert Biostatistics

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 15)

Quantitative skills are essential for the conduct of biomedical research - from Principal Investigators, to PhD students such skills permit objective evaluation of hypotheses.
Drawing on extensive faculty experience in Biostatistics, we are pleased to offer a Professional Certificate in Biostatistics (15 ECTS) comprising 3 modules with a focus on data management and computational skills in the IBM SPSS package, and on biostatistics methodologies ranging from basic probability, to two-group tests, to regression modelling and survival analysis.

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 semesters, suiting part-time learners

View All Modules Here

  • Data Management and Statistics with SPSS (core, 5 credits, semester 1)
    • Understanding and managing data; describing, visualising and exploring data in IBM SPSS
  • Biostatistics 1 (core, 5 credits, semester 1)
    • Descriptive statistics, sampling variation, simple parametric and non-parametric tests
  • Biostatistics II (core, 5 credits, semester 2)
    • Linear and logistic regression; survival analysis; analysis of repeated measures

ProfCert Biostatistics (X845) 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 ( and refers to the fee for a single academic year. Further information regarding fees is available on the UCD Fees website.  

The following entry routes are available:

Prof Cert Biostatistics PT (X845)
1 Years
Part Time

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.