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Trinity College Dublin

Dublin , State ,Ireland

Applied Social Data Science (P.Grad.Dip)

Course Description

The Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Social Data Science (ASDS) is a one-year, full time programme commencing in September 2021. Its aim is to introduce students to the application of state-of-the-art analytic approaches from the fields of statistics and machine learning to the study of social scientific questions. Graduates of the course will acquire rich repertoire of social scientific research design skills and data analytic methods that are objectively in very high demand in the private, public, and non-profit sectors. The course is unique in Ireland as it provides in depth knowledge on advanced computational skills, ranging from statistical analyses of datasets to training artificial intelligence algorithms, using practical and applied approaches. So far, existing data science programmes require extensive statistics backgrounds for applicants. This course aims to train students who have limited quantitative research backgrounds but strong interests in enriching their methodological toolkit to contribute substantively to evidence-based, big data research activities in the modern economy. The course, therefore, will admit applicants at a graduate 2.1 level with some quantitative methods training from their undergraduate degree. 


  • Sep

Application Processing Time in Days: 60

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

If you are an international student studying at Trinity, you might be considering internship and graduate work in Ireland, in your home country, or elsewhere. This section provides information for Non EU students on working in Ireland during and after your studies. For information and resources to support an international job search, see our Devex resource which includes international job search advice and information.

Employers value candidates who have more to offer than a good degree with high grades. They look for students who are well rounded and who have experience outside the classroom. Search for and take advantage of opportunities to gain experience, develop your skill set, and gain a clearer picture of what you like and don't like in terms of career options.

For example, you can get involved in some of the many student clubs and societies in college, volunteer or get a part time job. Remember that voluntary work is as valuable as paid work on your CV or resume - it's a great way to demonstrate your skills to future employers. Have a look at the TCD Civic Engagement website and check out volunteering opportunities in Ireland and abroad.

PSW Opportunity

2 Years

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Postgraduate work in Trinity College Dublin is academically challenging and rewarding. As a result the University has high academic entry requirements.

Applicants will need to hold at least a 2.1 honors degree (60%) from an Irish university, or an equivalent result from a university in another country. If you have any queries in relation to your eligibility for programmes,.

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