This programme is for you if you have a passion for mathematics, for problem solving and for deep understanding of the structures which underlie much of everyday experience. The programme may be of particular benefit to teachers or potential teachers, who would like to include mathematics among the subjects that they are eligible to teach at Leaving Certificate level. If you have already been exposed to a limited amount of University-level mathematics and would like to find a path into teaching or more advanced studies in the subject, then this programme provides the necessary bridge. After completing the Higher Diploma Mathematical Studies you will achieve a level of competence equivalent to that of a Mathematics major in a three-year honours degree. The programme covers the mathematics necessary to qualify the student to teach mathematics to Leaving Certificate level when combined with a Professional Master of Education (PME).
- The programme covers the mathematics necessary to qualify the student to teach mathematics to Leaving Certificate level when combined with a Professional Master of Education (PME).
- Foundation for more advanced study of mathematics
Vision & Values Statement
The programme is intended for those graduates who have studied a certain amount of mathematics in their degree and would like to deepen their knowledge of mathematics. The programme may be of particular benefit to teachers or potential teachers who would like to include mathematics among the subjects that they are eligible to teach at Leaving Certificate Level. The programme will give students the opportunity to gain a deep understanding of the concepts of modern mathematics, and a mastery of the associated skills and technologies. We expect our students to become autonomous inquisitive learners capable of formulating and creatively solving relevant problems in the language of mathematics. Our graduates will be in demand by employers and academic research institutes for their ability to use the tools they have learned to explain, describe and predict. We value students who are motivated to find the underlying mathematical causes and reasons for observations and patterns. We aim to provide a teaching and learning environment that develops confidence and independence through a wide variety of interactive formats, both inside and outside the classroom.
Stage 1 - Core
Theory of Games MATH20270
Algebraic Structures MST20010
Linear Algebra II MST20050
Multivariable Calculus with Applications MST20070
Differential Equations MST30040
Complex Analysis MST30050
Stage 1 - Option
Optimization in Finance MATH20070
Graphs and Networks MATH20150
Cryptography: Theory & Practice MATH30250
Peer-Assisted Tutoring MATH30340
History of Mathematics MST30020
Practical Statistics STAT10050
Statistical Modelling STAT10060
Statistics & Probability STAT20060
Data Modelling for Science STAT20070
This programme is intended for applicants who hold a lower second class honours or higher undergraduate degree with at least 10 credits of university-level mathematics, including a course in calculus and a course in linear algebra.
Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent.
How to apply?
The following entry routes are available:
HDip Mathematical Studies FT (T172)
HDip Mathematical Studies PT (T173)
* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised.
1 Year full-time, 2 Years part-Time.
Post Course Info
Careers & Employability
The programme covers the mathematics necessary to qualify the student to teach mathematics to Leaving Certificate level when combined with a Professional Master of Education (PME). With further study in mathematics or a related discipline a wide range of the following careers become available: Financial engineer/quantitative analyst, Meteorologist, Computer animation, Graduate entry into banking/accountancy, Systems biologist, Internet security, software, Statistician.
Prospective employers include Bell Labs, Campbell Scientific, Google, IBM, Intel, IFSC, Met Éireann, Microsoft, Nokia, Norkom, Philips, RIM and the Tyndall National Institute.