Close

BSC Bachelor of Data Science

Print

Qualification : BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE

Award Type and NFQ level : UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE (8)

CAO/PAC code : MH207

CAO Points : 000

Closing Date : 01 July 2019

View QQI details

  • Data Science is the science of collating, managing, analysing, visualising and understanding data. It is key to unlocking the hidden wisdom that is stored in the vast amounts of data available in today’s world.
  • Data Science students study statistics, computer science and mathematics and crucially will learn to appreciate the overlap between eliciting valuable information from data through statistical reasoning and managing databases via complex manipulations.

Why choose this degree?

  • Do you want play a central role in solving the world’s critical problems through data? Or play an influential role in developing the next generation of Artificial Intelligence? Then this degree programme is for you.
  • By choosing this degree you will become equipped with tools to collect and manage large volumes of raw data, to develop statistical models and understand their mathematical underpinnings, and to unlock valuable information stored within local, national and global datasets. In other words, you will
  • become exceedingly data literate!
  • Data literacy is one of the most highly sought after skills by employers in today’s data driven world, be it in business, science, health or social sciences. This degree programme will make you extremely attractive to employers and give you the power to make the world a better place through channelling
  • your analytical skills to solving global problems such as climate change, developing new drugs or eliminating world hunger.

1st year

Students take a specialised Data Science subject alongside Computer Science, Mathematics and choose one other subject from Electronic Engineering, (additional) Computer Science, or Critical Skills

2nd year

Statistics, Computer Science and Mathematics

3rd year

  • Statistics and Computer Science are taken

4th year

  • Statistics and Computer Science are taken
  • Students will undertake two capstone projects
Course Duration: 4 years

Employment opportunities across a wide range of fields (science, health, business etc) will be abundant for graduates of this degree programme. Graduates with Data Science skills are in short supply and the skill set is in high demand. There will be a wide range of opportunities open to graduates from this programme.
We offer a range of postgraduate courses which currently include:

  • Masters or PhD in Statistics and Computer Science
This table displays the requirements for Leaving Certificate applicants.
Subject Required Ordinary Level Grade Higher Level Grade
Irish Yes O6 H7
English Yes O6 H7
Language No N/A N/A
Math Yes O1 H5
Science Yes O6 H7

International & EU/EFTA Entry Requirements

Mature Students

A mature student is 23 years or older by 1st January in the year of entry to the University. For part-time degrees the mature age is 21. Admission is based on your application. Science test and/or interview. 
 
O1/H5 Leaving Certificate Mathematics or equivalent is required.
 
Apply to the CAO by February 1st 2019. Late applications from mature students may be accepted after this date - consult the Undergraduate Studies website for updates. Application may not be made to the CAO after May 1st 2019.
 
Mature students must complete the CAO section for mature applicants fully, indicating clearly past or current studies, and outlining educational goals and objectives. Applicants are assessed on the basis of the information provided on their CAO application form. All questions should be answered in full.

Mature student applicants who have a disability 

If you have a disability or specific learning difficulty (e.g. dyslexia), and require examination support for any written tests, please submit supporting documentation by 15 March 2019 to the Access Office. Unfortunately we are unable to consider applications for alternative examination accommodation after this deadline. 

For further information on the supporting documentation required, as well as examination and other supports visit the Access Office website.

Additional Information

Leaving Certificate Applicants are required to present (as a minimum): 2H5 & 4O6/H7, Irish, English & a Science subject (one of Agricultural Science, Applied Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Physics, or Physics with Chemistry)

The Maynooth Education

Click here for details about 1st year optional Critical Skills courses

HEAR and DARE

DARE: The Disability Access Route to Education is a third level alternative admissions scheme for school-leavers whose disabilities have had a negative impact on their second level education.

 
HEAR: The Higher Education Access Route is a third level admissions scheme for school leavers from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds.
 

Play

Back to top