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HDipAppSc: A diploma in Mathematics bridges the gap between a four-year mathematics programme, and one that has a substantial mathematical component, but that is not to the same level as an honours degree. It opens opportunities to taught and research Masters programmes, as well as the many career options open to Mathematics graduates Participating students are given the opportunity to develop their skills in different areas of mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics, and mathematical modelling by taking advanced level courses. They study five courses each semester chosen from a catalogue of appropriate courses. They also undertake a supervised project working in close collaboration with an academic member of staff during which they are trained in various research techniques and gain an insight into some current area of Applied Mathematics research. At the end of this programme successful students will have an equivalent level of knowledge and experience as a student who has completed a BSc (Applied Mathematics).
MSc: Students take three courses per semester. Throughout the year, students work on a minor dissertation on a topic of current interest, during which they receive training in modern research techniques, as well as developing presentation and report-writing skills. The school offers a lively environment for studying a Master’s. There are several weekly research seminars on topics in various areas of Mathematics. Students are also encouraged to participate in the workshops hosted by the School’s de Brún Centre for Computational Algebra.
MA: This is aimed at students with a strong degree in Honours Mathematics. It introduces advanced topics and concepts, preparing graduates for further doctoral studies. However, graduates are also in demand in the financial and semi-state sectors. The programme content is dynamic and research-led. Modules are designed to offer an insight into new and emerging areas of research Mathematics.
PDip: This bridges the gap between four-year programmes with a substantial mathematical component, and those that are broader in focus or shorter in duration. It opens opportunities to taught and research Master’s programmes, as well as the many career options available to Mathematics graduates.
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Requirements and Assessment
MSc: Course (two-thirds weight) and minor dissertation(one-third weight).
MSc: Candidates for this programme must have achieved a second class honours degree or better in Mathematics at degree level or the equivalent as determined by the College of Science.
HDip: The entry requirements are a distinction or commendation in a primary degree in Mathematics or Applied Mathematical Science at General degree level (NQAI Level 7), or an equivalent to be determined by the College of Science.
1 year, full-time
Next start date
A Level Grades ()
20 (MSc/MA/PDip) | 15 (HDipAppSc)
29 July 2016
Next start date
Mode of study
90 (MSc, MA) | 60 (HDipAppSc, PDip)
GYS09 (MSc) | GYS15 (HDipAppSc) | GYA28 (MA) | GYA30 (PDip)
HDipAppSc: Students take a broad range of courses in Algebra, Analysis, Topology, Numerical Analysis, and Statistics. In addition, each student completes a project, supervised by an academic member of staff.
MSc: Students take four courses per semester. Throughout the year, students work on a minor dissertation on a topic of current interest, during which they receive training in modern research techniques, as well as developing presentation and report-writing skills. The School offers a lively environment for studying a Masters. There are several weekly research seminars on topics in various areas of mathematics. Students are also encouraged to participate in the workshops hosted by the School’s de Brún Centre for Computational Algebra.
Why Choose This Course?
HDipAppSc: Recent graduates have found employment in the education sector and the financial and actuarial industries, and have pursued Master’sand PhD degrees in Mathematics.
MSc: There is a strong demand for graduates with mathematical skills, and the ability to apply them in financial institutions, business firms and semi-state bodies
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Fees: Student levy
Fees: Non EU
EU fee for M.Sc. €6,015; EU fee for PG Dip. €5,965.
For further information on postgraduate funding & scholarship opportunities see here.