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Proposed Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Data Analytics

Hibernia College is collaborating with the Analytics Institute, the representative body for the data science and analytics sector, to create a programme tailored to the unique career development and educational needs of the modern data professional.

We are designing a 60 ECTS, full-time, one-year programme to provide learners with access to innovative blended learning experiences, leading to a postgraduate NFQ Level 9 qualification in Data Analytics.

Programme Details

The programme design is informed by data and analytics thought leaders from higher education and industry and will cover areas such as data science, technology and essential industry skills.

It is envisaged that learners will get the opportunity to engage with innovative data companies on relevant, impactful projects as part of their experiential learning.

More specific programme details will be made available when an application for validation has been submitted to QQI.



A number of places on the programme will be supported by the Human Capital Initiative Pillar 1 fund. Eligible applicants  will either receive a full waiver of fees or pay 10% of the programme fee. Details on eligibility criteria can be found here.

Applicants  who do not meet the eligibility criteria for full or 10% fee remission will also be considered as long as they meet the academic criteria. Such applicants  will pay the full programme fee.

Requirements and Admissions

It is anticipated that an undergraduate degree at Level 8 or higher on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) which has an ECTS weighting of at least 180 credits (a 2.2 or higher in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics discipline) will be required for entry.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register my interest in this programme?

Please complete the information request form at the top of this page. You will be added to a database to receive updates about this programme.