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Studying Data Analytics

With each email, website click and Facebook like, we are creating data. Growing popularity of social media is causing an explosion in data available to businesses and governments to analyse and make decisions.

This is why the demand for business analytics professionals has never been greater. These professionals use sophisticated computers, specially created software and statistical tests to manipulate and analyse large data sets.

Several courses require you complete an internship alongside studies. This is a great chance to gain relevant work experience and build a professional network in Ireland.

Some of the most sought after universities and colleges in Dublin are:

  • Dublin City University
  • Maynooth University
  • Dublin Institute of Technology
  • Griffith College Dublin
  • Dublin Business School
  • National College of Ireland

Salary and Career Prospects

Data analytics professional are hired by online retail companies (Amazon, eBay), including IT and tech (Cisco, IBM), retail and hospitality (Marriott, Tescos) and banks (Bank of Ireland, Bank of America Merrill Lynch).

Some of the roles they take up are Data Analyst, Business Intelligence Consultant, Data Warehouse Consultant and Database Administrator.

Salaries vary based on experience, qualifications, skills and location. As a guide, data analytics professionals earn around €34,000 a year (27 lakhs INR).

Why study in Ireland?

Ireland is a popular study destination for international students. Higher education bodies in Ireland comprise universities, institutes of technology and colleges affiliated to universities. Almost all these establishments are owned and funded by Irish government.

Ireland, or Republic of Ireland as it’s officially known as, neighbours United Kingdom and is a member of European Union. English is the language spoken here.

Irish economy is robust and is a knowledge-based. Key sectors are IT, high-end engineering, life sciences and pharmaceutical and financial services. Several multinational countries operate out of Ireland. These include giants like Apple, Twitter, Facebook, Google, Barclays, Citi, Roche and Johnson and Johnson.

Ireland is vibrant country, with friendly and outgoing people. It has spectacular castles, beautiful beaches and other natural attractions and offers opportunities to take part in outdoor adventure, sports, racing and fishing.

Dublin is the capital and the largest city. It has a thriving cultural scene and it is the birthplace of eminent writers like James Joyce.

International graduates are able to apply for a post-study work permit lasting up to 2 years.

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