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 todays 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.
- If you want to play a central role in solving the worlds 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 todays 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.
Duration: 4 years
- Students take a specialised Data Science subject alongside Computer Science, Mathematics and choose one other subject from Engineering Science, (additional) Computer Science
- Statistics, Computer Science and Mathematics
- Statistics and Computer Science
- Statistics and Computer Science
- Students undertake two capstone projects
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International & EU/EFTA Entry Requirements
Mature applicants are assessed separately to school-leavers. Mature applicants are 23 years or older by 1st January in the year of entry to the University. For part-time/flexible degrees the mature age is 21.
Mature 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 that may be required, please submit supporting documentation by 15 March 2024 to the Access Office.
Unfortunately we are unable to consider applications for alternative examination accommodation after this deadline.
01 February 2024
Leaving Certificate Applicants
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) & O1/H5 Maths. MH207 Round 1 Points 2023: 442
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.
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Categories of applicant:
- School-leavers (Leaving Certificate students)
- Mature students (23 years or older by 1st January in the year of entry to the University/part-time degrees the mature age is 21)
- EU/EFTA/UK students
- International students (outside the EU)
- QQI (Further Education) students
- Transferring students
- Deferring students