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 - € 1820

***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 P (X845)
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.