This is a conversion course for students with a BSc degree who want to increase their performance in mathematics. Graduates of the course are deemed to have the equivalent of an honours degree in mathematics.

Entry requirements

The minimum requirement for entry is a primary BSc honours degree in which mathematics formed a substantial component. For international students whose first language is not English, an English language exam certificate showing IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required.


MHR54 1 year Full-time
MHR55: 2 years or more Part-time

Careers or further progression

Students who attain first class honours or second class grade 1 in the Diploma are eligible to apply to higher postgraduate programmes in mathematics or related fields. The Diploma may also be taken as a final course in mathematics for those wishing to take up employment in, for example, industry, commerce, banking and finance, insurance, software development, process engineering or education.

Further enquiries

Contact us about this course
Programme Director:
Dr David Redmond
Tel: +353 (0)1 7086761
Web: mathematics-and-statistics

Subjects taught

Course Structure
Modules include partial differential equations, group theory, rings and fields, probability, research projects and differential geometry.


The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is a strong research community of academics and postgraduate researchers working in research groups specialising in algebra and number theory, geometric analysis, mathematics education and statistics.

Application date

All applications should be made through the PAC system.

Course fee

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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