This is a one-year full-time course, though it could be taken part-time over two or more years. It provides a broad introduction to Mathematics at the graduate level.
The minimum entry requirement is a 2.1 Honours Degree in Mathematics, though a 1st Class degree is highly desirable. Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.
Minimum English language requirements
•IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score
•TOEFL (Paper based test): 585
•TOEFL (Internet based test): 95
•PTE (Pearson): 62
Maynooth University's TOEFL code is 8850
Modules include Galois theory, differential geometry, probability, functional analysis, numerical analysis, research projects representation theory and algebraic topology.
MHR52: 1 year Full-time
MHR53: 2 years Part-time
In general, there are two levels of fees payable. EU students from EU countries including Ireland pay a subsidised level of fees for both taught courses and research programmes. Tuition fees for students from outside the EU are not subsidised and are thus somewhat higher than for EU students.
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The course provides an excellent foundation for those who intend to go on to pursue the PhD. Many MSc graduates take up employment in areas such as industry, commerce, banking and finance, insurance, software development, process engineering or education.