ProfCert Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 15)

The rigorous design and conduct of biomedical research is more important than ever before. It is essential that appropriate quantitative skills are available to researchers; from Principal Investigators, to PhD students.
Drawing on extensive faculty experience in Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, we are pleased to offer a Professional Certificate in Epidemiology and Biostatistics (15 ECTS) comprising 3 modules with a focus on data management, computational skills, study design and introductory biostatistics.

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 semester, 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 I (core, 5 credits, semester 1)
    • Descriptive statistics, sampling variation, simple parametric and non-parametric tests
  • Fundamentals of Epidemiology (core, 5 credits, semester 1)
    • Disease classification and measurement; risk and association; study designs

ProfCert Epidemiology & Biostatistics (X794) Part Time
EU/NONEU    fee per year - € 1695

***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.  

  • Applicants to the programme should hold an Irish level 8 qualification (Higher Diploma or Higher Degree with an award of 2.2 or above) or international equivalent from a recognised third level institution.
  • Applicants must supply transcripts of their primary degree or higher diploma and all supporting documentation overleaf at the time of application. This includes an up-to-date 2 page CV.
  • Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTs 7.0 (no band less than 6.5 in each element), or equivalent.
  • Places are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

The following entry routes are available:

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.