Politics & Data Science

University College Dublin


Course Name Politics & Data Science
Course Provider University College Dublin
Course Code W475 W476
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 9 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Part time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Belfield
Qualification Letters GradDip
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment NEXT INTAKE: 2023/2024 September.
Application Date How to apply?
The following entry routes are available:
GD Politics & Data Science FT (W475)
1 Years
Full Time

GD Politics & Data Science PT (W476)
18 Months
Part Time

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised.
Duration 1 Year Full-Time or 18 months Part-Time.
Course Fee

Expand+GradDip Politics & Data Science (W475) Full Time
EU fee per year - € 7440
nonEU fee per year - € 14350

GradDip Politics & Data Science (W476) Part Time
EU fee per year - € 4920
nonEU fee per year - € 7180


Entry Requirements

Expand+Good undergraduate degree (2.1 or equivalent, or 2.2 or equivalent with relevant work experience) in political science or related social science, or in computer science, statistics, or related discipline. Because of the streaming of the module struct...


Expand+Who should apply?
Full Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

Part Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes

Course Summary The explosion of online and social media, the proliferation of digitized information, and improved electronic access to political decision-making processes provide new opportunities to study existing and emerging political processes in various democratic and non-democratic political regimes.
Course Content

Expand+The simultaneous development of cutting-edge data science methods to study digital text, audio, and video provide the tools we need to take advantage of these opportunities. The GradDipPolitics and Data Science is designed to equip students with the ...

Learning Outcomes The key objective is to have graduates who are able to join data science teams in the Government, corporate, or private sectors, with sufficient understanding of technical concepts in data science and machine learning to collaborate with computer scientists and engineers and with sufficient understanding of social science and politics to be able to bring a deeper understanding of human behaviour to otherwise technology oriented teams.
Subjects Taught

Expand+The GradDip Politics and Data Science programme is organised around two streams of study. The first stream grounds students with backgrounds in political science and related social sciences in data science methods. The second stream is geared towards...

Number of Credits 60
Careers or Further Progression

Expand+Careers & Employability
Graduates from this programme will be ideally equipped for careers in a large and varied set of employment sectors. The combination of a solid understanding of social science theory and the technical ability to apply advanced...

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