Subject to approval
Postgraduate Diploma in Data Science

Start date: March 2024

Online & interactive course content,
discussion forum & webinars

Part time

NFQ Level 9 – 60 ECTS Credits

Complete Postgraduate Diploma within 1 year

Certificate awarded by a leading UK university

Online delivery

*UK level 7 comparable to level 9 on Irish national

Course fee is €7,500 with a discounted rate of €7,000 when paid in full Payment plan available – €235 per month for 36 months

Apply by May 24th 2021 to begin in May 2021
180 credits • 2 years part-time • €7,500 total fees

How to apply

Enrolment and payment are completed over the phone. To secure your place, please complete Click Enrol:

Postgraduate Diploma in Data Science

Course Aims and Learning Outcomes

This course is designed to give you the opportunity to:

  • Develop knowledge and research skills in Data Science to empower you as a higher professional.
  • Understand the ecology within which a Data Scientist operates and the professional skills required to do so.
  • Be skilled in Data Science techniques using a suite of industry standard, open-source platforms to extract value from data.
  • Understand how to apply Data Science techniques in your chosen domain and/or background discipline.

What you will learn


  • Analyse and critically evaluate projects and research outputs in Data Science
  • Engage in knowledge production through dissertation research
  • Have a critical understanding of and be able to engage with the data value chain in professional settings

Thinking skills

  • Critical thinking and evidential reasoning
  • Reflect on your professional and research practice
  • Ability to make cross-disciplinary connections with other professionals and scientists

Course Modules

  • Quantitative Data Analysis
  • Mental Wealth; Professional Life (Data Ecology)
  • Advanced Decision Making: Predictive Analytics & Machine Learning
  • Spatial Data Analysis


Modules are allocated a mark out of 100%. The pass mark for each module is based on an aggregate mark of 50%. Where there is more than one component to the assessment, the aggregate mark comprises marks from components whose threshold is 40%.

Assessment may incorporate one, or two components. The module specifications specify the mode of assessment for each module.

All the learning outcomes of the course are assessed through:

  • Laboratory session portfolios
  • Coursework


  • 4 x 12 week terms
  • Live classes every Tuesday and Thursday evenings for 2 hours
  • 3 Saturday mornings every term


Student support

At Chevron College we are committed to the ongoing needs of our students and offer unrivalled support to all our learners:

  • Highly qualified and experienced tutors.
  • Online & interactive course content, discussion forum & webinars – study when it suits you.
  • Scheduled weekly webinars.
  • Studies Advisor to assist with study plan and skills, in addition to referencing support.
  • Recommended reading uploaded on online platform.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have a Bachelor Degree with a minimum 2.2 Honours in Physical and Biological Sciences, Engineering, Social or Behavioural Sciences and Humanities related subjects.

If English isn’t your first language, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. We accept IELTS at 6.0 overall with no individual component below 5.5 or equivalent.

Qualification Gained

Postgraduate Diploma in Data Science FHEQ level 7 comparable to NFQ level 9

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