Statistics (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #201 (WUR) ,
The School of Mathematics and Statistics is ranked in the top 1% in the world for both the subjects of Mathematics and Statistics (in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015). The School is the largest of its kind in Ireland and offers the greatest choice of programmes at undergraduate, masters and PhD level, reflecting the ubiquity of the mathematical sciences in the modern world.


Statisticians develop mathematical models for uncertainty and apply them to real data. Statistical models allow us to learn about the underlying processes which give rise to the data. The power of modern computing continues to have a major impact on both the development and applicability of statistical methods in almost every area of social science, science and business.

The skills gained from studying Statistics (Hons) at University College Dublin complement many other subjects in the degree programme where quantitative methods form part of the approach to understanding the subject. For example, psychology and social science rely heavily on statistical modelling tools.

Career & Graduate Study Opportunities

More and more employers are seeking to hire statisticians as they play a key role in virtually all areas of society and science, including:

  • Industries such as finance, government, economic analysis, marketing, education, health, medicine, environmental science
  • Societal research which contributes to understanding economic and social change, informing public policymaking
  • Development of new drugs in the pharmaceutical industry

Graduates may also pursue further study including the MA in Statistics, HDip in Mathematical Science (qualifier for the MSc in Mathematics) and HDip in Actuarial Science.

International Study Opportunities

An extra year spent in an international university, leading to the award of a BA (International), is highly recommended. Opportunities in third year have included:

  • University of Texas at Austin, USA
  • University of California, USA
  • University of Perugia, Italy
  • University of Konstanz, Germany


Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Department of Education and Skills, Ireland, University College Dublin is a large (20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

First Year

  • Introduction to Statistical Modelling
  • Statistical Modelling

Second & Third Year

  • Probability Theory
  • Inferential Statistics
  • Linear Models I
  • Linear Models II
  • Time Series Analysis
  • Statistical Data Mining
  • Monte Carlo Inference
  • Survey Sampling
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Actuarial Statistics I

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Book IELTS
  • Minimum required score (Grade A):


    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Depending on your country of origin there are a number of ways that you can obtain a place on UCD undergraduate degree programmes.

To find out more about which application requirements apply in your case, select the description that best matches you:

Leaving Certificate: Passes in six subjects including English, Irish, a third language & three other recognised subjects. Two of the six subjects must be minimum HC3.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3000 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3000 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Dublin

  • 1100 - 1800 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


The State pays the tuition costs for eligible full-time, non-repeat undergraduate, EU/EEA/Swiss confederation students.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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