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Continuing Professional Development 

The School of Social Sciences & Philosophy is now offering six new and flexible CPD courses in the areas of Data Science, Data Analysis, and Ethics in Data. Early enrolment is encouraged to secure placement as class sizes are limited to encourage participation.

We are now enrolling for September 2022

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Introduction to Data Analytics

Next intake September 2022

This short course, delivered in person on the Trinity campus, will teach students which methods can be used to analyse different datasets for addressing different questions of relevance to the social sciences. It gives students the opportunity to design their own randomized experiments and conduct casual regression analysis.

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Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, and Ethics

Next intake September 2022

Do you have an interest in the ethical issues raised by social data? This course examines some of the most pressing ethical issues raised by social data. It introduces participants to key philosophical tools for addressing such problems and will enable participants to identify and respond to new ethical challenges in this area.

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Applied Behavioural Science

Next intake September 2022

The Continuous Professional Development in Applied Behavioural Science will provide important insights into the fundamental patterns of individual and group behaviour. Suitable for those working in the areas of ITC, finance or banking who wish to understand human behaviour in organisations and other social groups.

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Introduction to Computer Programming for Data Analysis I

Next intake September 2022

Introduction to Computer Programming for Data Analysis I will introduce students to core programming concepts, data management and visualisation. Students will become familiar with the R programming language, which is a state-of-the-art tool for statistical analysis.

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An Introduction to Statistical Thinking and Data Analysis

Next intake September 2022

In this course you will learn key statistical concepts necessary to analyse social data, such as graphical and numerical data description; probability theory; discrete and continuous random variables; sampling; confidence intervals; hypothesis testing .

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Computer Programming for Data Analysis II

Next intake September 2022

This short course places significant emphasis on machine learning (ML) applications.  Students will learn how to apply common machine learning tools to answer social science questions.

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Why study a Continuing Professional Development Programme with the TCD School of Social Science & Philosophy?

This suite of CPD programmes will enable professionals to enhance their skills in Data Science and train participants in the fundamental knowledge and skills of social data analysis. These programmes have been co-created with key industry partners to address the scarcity of training in data science in Ireland. Some of the benefits of the programmes include:

  • Learn in the environment of Irelands top university
  • Courses taught by leading Trinity academics
  • Earn a Certificate of Completion in the selected CPD programme
  • Access to Trinity’s Virtual Learning Environment – Blackboard
  • Short courses with flexible modes of delivery
  • Small class sizes

Places are limited as class sizes are small, enrol now at the links above to secure your place or send us an enquiry to fitzgs10@tcd.ie