This taught course provides a broad introduction to mathematics at postgraduate level and is an excellent preparation for MSc or PhD research degrees in mathematics.

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement is a 2.1 honours degree in mathematics, though a 1st Class degree is highly desirable. For international students whose first language is not English, an English language exam certificate showing IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required.


MHR52: 1 year Full-time
MHR53: 2 years Part-time

Careers or further progression

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.

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 Galois theory, differential geometry, probability, functional analysis, numerical analysis, research projects representation theory and algebraic topology.


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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