Mathematical Modelling

Key programme benefits to future students
MSc graduates will have gained analytical and computational skills that will uniquely position them in an ever growing market demanding mathematical and statistical skills.

A fundamental part of the course is the research thesis, which, together with the in-course modules, will provide the MSc graduate with fundamental techniques in applied mathematics and statistics suitable for a career’s path in both industry and academia.

The MSc offers a pathway into PhD programmes within the department.

Subjects taught

Autumn Modules
• Advanced Methods I
• Scientific Computation

Elective Modules (choose three)
Fundamentals of Continuum Mechanics | Applied Analysis | Mathematics of Natural Phenomena | Perturbation Techniques and Asymptotics | Numerical Partial Differential Equations | Fundamentals of Financial Mathematics | Operations Research 2 | Advanced Data Analysis | Stochastic Processes | Statistical Inference | Introduction to Fluid Mechanics.

Spring Modules
• Advanced Methods II
• Mathematical Geoscience
• Mathematical Biology and Physiology

Elective Modules (choose two)
Dynamical Systems | Mathematical Modelling | Stochastic Differential Equations for Finance | Mathematical & Statistical Models of Investment | Time Series Analysis | Optimisation | Advanced Data Modelling | Networks and Complex Systems

Summer Modules
• Project: The project should be submitted by mid-September. The dissertation will be at research level, and often (though not inevitably) be on a problem which arises through MACSI’s connections with industry.

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement is a 2:2 undergraduate degree (Level 8 - QQI) (or equivalent) in mathematics, or any related numerate discipline.

Qualification transcripts and certificates
A copy of your birth certificate (long document)
A personal statement
Two academic references
If your qualifications have been obtained in a country where English is an official language this will suffice
If this is not available, the following additional documents must be provided:
• English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts
• English language competency certificate

Application dates

Preparing your Application:
1. Research your programme: Each postgraduate programme at University of Limerick is unique. Explore your course content, duration, fees, and entry requirements on

2. Check Eligibility: Ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria for the course you are interested in. This usually includes your undergraduate degree award, subject specialities, English language proficiency (for non-native speakers), and any specific requirements for the course.

3. Prepare Documents: Gather all the necessary documents. This typically includes your academic transcripts, CV, personal statement, and references. If English is not your first language, you’ll also need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency.

4. Online Application: Once you are ready to apply, visit your postgraduate programme page on and use the Apply Now button to access UL’s online application system. You will need to create an account if you are a new user.

5. Complete the Application: Fill in the application form with all the required details. This will include personal information and academic history.

6. Upload Documents: Upload all the necessary documents that you prepared earlier. Make sure they are clear and legible.

7. Submit Application: Review your application thoroughly to ensure all information is correct and then submit your application. The application fee for your postgraduate application is €50. This includes an option to choose a second choice.

8. Track Your Application: After submission, you can track the status of your application through the online application system.

9. Interview: Depending on the programme, you may be invited for an interview. This could be in person or online.

10. Acceptance: If your application is successful, you will receive an offer email from the university. You will need to accept this offer to secure your place.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and places offered to successful candidates. This means that it’s a good idea to apply as early as possible to increase your chances of securing a place.

Please note that these steps are a general guide and the exact process may vary depending on the specific programme and your individual circumstances. Always check the University of Limerick website or contact the postgraduate admissions department for the most accurate and up-to-date information.


1 year full-time, on-campus.

Enrolment dates


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Graduate careers
Financial services including accounting, international banking, lending analysis and investment analysis; information and communication technologies; engineering industries (e.g. environmental, electronics, aerospace and automobile); scientific research (e.g. medical, social, economic, engineering, computing, industrial, fisheries, biological and mathematical); data analysis including market research and demographics; manufacturing (including production planning and quality control), research and development, especially in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries; mathematics education (teaching and lecturing).

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Daytime,Full time

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