Professional course

Introduction to R

About this course

Course code:
Professional/Short Course
Engineering Design and Mathematics
One day session
Through both taught and practical session
Programme leader:
Dr Andrew Smith

Page last updated 26 September 2019


We offer one-day short courses covering different aspects of applied statistics. Courses are non-credit bearing and are designed for quick learning of the material covered.

Any course materials, including pre-reading, lunch and refreshments are included in the fee.

Entry requirements

We would expect you to have a familiarity with the Windows operating system and an interest in wanting to learn how to use the R system

Overseas participants will be required to provide evidence of visa or residency status in the UK, before they can be fully registered and attend.



R is a statistical software package and statistical programming language, which provides a huge variety of tools for statistical analysis. It is the most widely used free statistical software in academia, and the most sought after statistical programming skill in industry.

This course is an introduction to using the R software and language, suitable for those who have never encountered R before. No previous statistical knowledge is assumed but participants should be familiar with Microsoft Windows and Excel.

Topics include running calculations, handling data, organising instructions, calculation of summary statistics and producing graphics. Teaching is through guided computer practicals. The main learning objective is a familiarity with R that will give course participants a platform from which to explore the wide range of functions provided by R.

Learning and Teaching

This short course will run from 10.00 - 16.00 on Friday 29 May 2020


This is a non-credit bearing course and no assessment will be undertaken.

You will receive a Certificate of Attendance on completion of the course.


Study facilities

UWE Bristol is superbly equipped with libraries and computer labs, and an excellent campus environment.

Find out more about the facilities and resources UWE has to offer.

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

Please see the table below for current fees and discounts available. All prices are VAT exempt.

Discounts can not be used in conjunction with each other. The greatest discount available will be applied at your booking confirmation.

CohortMay 2020
Full Fee£240
Payment Deadline21 May 2020
Early Bird Discount£216
Payment Deadline16 April 2020
UWE Alumni/Student Discount£204
Payment Deadline7 May 2020
UWE Staff Discount£120
Payment Deadline7 May 2020

Fees include course materials, car parking, refreshments and lunch

Course Dates

May 2020Friday 29 May 202010:00 - 16:00


UWE Bristol, Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol BS16 1QY

How to apply

How to apply

To make a full or provisional booking for this course, please complete the online booking form below:

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For further information

  • Email: For all queries regarding administration aspects of registration, i.e. dates, fees, etc. please contact us using the online enquiry form link or telephone number below. For any questions in relation to the course, i.e. content, suitability, assessments, etc. please contact the Programme Leader.
  • Telephone: +44 (0)117 32 86927

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