‘Data Analysis or Data Science: Which Track is Right for Me?’ with University College Dublin

Representative: Dr. Benjamin Elsner, Dr Johan A. Dornschneider-Elkink (Head, School of Politics and International Relations), Supriya Sampson and Sohini Timbadia (Current MSc Politics and Data Science student)
13th Dec 2023
16:00 - 17:00
SI-UK India (Online)

Join UCD Professors, students and staff for a unique webinar where they will discuss and showcase UCD data-related programmes.

Learn about UCD data programmes, which cover subjects from fintech and political data analysis to the latest data analytics techniques such as Data Programming and Machine Learning and discover how Bioinformatics, Data Science and AI are transforming medicine and medical research. Programmes discussed will include:

- MSc in Financial Data Science

Fintech (the merging of finance, data and technology) is transforming financial services. New and emerging technologies such as big data analytics, blockchain, machine learning and AI, cloud computing and cryptocurrencies are transforming business operations. The MSc in Financial Data Science is suitable for graduates of engineering, computer science, mathematics, and business (with quantitative modules), with a talent for and interest in applying data science to problems particular to the realm of financial services.

- MSc Politics & Data Science

The explosion of online and social media, the proliferation of digitized information, and improved electronic access to political decision-making provide new opportunities to study existing and emerging political processes in various democratic and non-democratic political regimes. The MSc 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 students with computer science or related technical backgrounds, teaching them about research design and theories in political science.

- MSc in Economics and Data Analytics

Data insights are now a crucial part of the modern economy, influencing decision-making in both industry and government. As a result, how businesses, consumers, employees, and interest groups interact and make choices has changed. This programme, jointly offered by the UCD School of Economics and the UCD School of Mathematics and Statistics, combines knowledge of human behaviour and decision-making from economics with the latest data analytics techniques, such as Data Programming, Machine Learning, and Bayesian Analysis.

- MSc in Data Analytics for Precision Medicine

Genomic data and advances in Bioinformatics, Data Science and AI are transforming medicine, medical research and the biopharma value chain. Upskilling and diversifying the skillsets of a generation of life scientists, biomedical scientists and healthcare professionals to utilize this data effectively is essential to realizing this transformation. Drawing on Bioinformatics, Machine learning, Biostatistics and Data Science for Genomics coursework, this MSc is designed to provide students with interdisciplinary skill sets to draw insights and value from such datasets and communicate their findings across different domains.


Who are UCD?

UCD is Ireland’s largest and most international university. Established in 1854, UCD  has a student body of over 38,000 students, with over 10,000 international students drawn from 144 countries. UCD is Ireland's leader in graduate education, with over 12,000 graduate students, including over 2,000 graduate research students. Located in Dublin, Ireland, with Dublin noted as one of the friendliest cities in Europe, students are attracted to UCD by the university’s strength of teaching and research in addition to the programme portfolio - UCD offers Ireland’s widest range of programmes, which are recognised and valued by academic institutions and employers throughout the world.  UCD offers excellent career services to students.


What our students have to say about SI-UK

I utilized the services of SI-UK in Chennai which proved invaluable for me. They provided great assistance throughout my application process, guiding me from evaluating my choices to selecting the university that best matched my profile.
Masters in Business Analytics, Lancaster University
Nidhi Agarwal
"SI-UK has been a crucial part of my UK journey. They assisted me in obtaining my bachelor's degree in August 2019 and now, they've aided me in securing admission to a top design university in London for my master's. The counselors at SI-UK offer personalised support to each applicant, helping us in each and every step including the final stage of obtaining our CAS letter once we receive the offer."
Nidhi Agarwal
Nidhi Agarwal
MSc Design Innovation, Loughborough University
"The entire team at SI-UK was incredibly supportive. They provided me with a list of universities to consider, and I ultimately chose Aston University. With their assistance, I applied and received an offer along with a £5000 scholarship. I am grateful to my counselor and the entire team for guiding me through the visa application process and every other aspect. Thank you, SI-UK, for helping me pursue my dream."
Engineering, Aston University
Saumya Sharma
"Last year, I reached out to SI-UK, Jaipur for my Master’s journey, and it has been an incredibly fulfilling and successful experience. From guiding me through the application process to assisting with letters of recommendation and statement of purpose, and even following up with universities, SI-UK provided comprehensive support at every step of the journey. They went the extra mile, assisting with admissions, fee processing, accommodation arrangements, visa guidance, and coordination on medical checkups. I firmly believe that my admission to the University of Birmingham wouldn't have been possible without SI-UK. I highly recommend SI-UK to anyone seeking admission to a UK or Ireland university."
Saumya Sharma
Saumya Sharma
MBA , University of Birmingham
Jehabuz Khan
In September, I sought assistance from SI-UK for my studies in the UK, with a planned intake for January 2023. With the support of my counsellor who made exceptional efforts, I smoothly navigated the application process which culminated in the timely acquisition of my UK student visa hassle-free. I wholeheartedly endorse SI-UK to fellow students aiming to pursue their dreams of studying in the UK. Thank you!
Jehabuz Khan
Jehabuz Khan
MSc in Mechanical Engineering, University of Strathclyde
Previous Arrow
Next Arrow


Do UK universities and courses have quality assurance?

Yes, the universities in the UK are expected to meet the standards set by the quality assurance system in the UK. Their universities are globally recognised for the strong academic and research departments that offer a diverse range of courses and for the friendly, multicultural communities in the campuses that offer a space where everyone can belong.

How do I find and apply for a course to study at a UK university?

SI-UK’s course search has a database of over 80,000 courses at all study levels, allowing you to find a course in the UK that is most suitable for you.

Where can I find scholarships and financial support for studying in the UK?

A wide range of scholarships and financial support options are available for international students who dream of studying in the UK. The SI-UK scholarship search leads you to hundreds of scholarships provided by universities and government organisations.

How can SI-UK help my study abroad journey?

SI-UK is a global education agency that assists students in pursuing their studies in the UK. We advise on the best universities and courses based on your academic background and future goals, and assist you with the application process, including documentation support, visa guidance, and scholarship searches.

Meet your counsellor today

Find your ideal university in the UK colleges with guidance from our certified counsellors. Take one step closer to achieving your academic goals.