Mathematical Studies

The aim of this course is to enable graduates having some mathematical background attain the level required to teach the subject in schools. On completion, students should attain a level of mastery comparable to that of joint-honours graduates in mathematical studies.

Entry requirements

Minimum requirement for entry is a BSc honours degree with at least 30 ECTS in mathematics and statistics or related fields, with at least 15 ECTS in the areas of calculus, linear algebra, or probability and statistics. For international students for whom English is not their first language, an English language exam certificate showing IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required.


MHR56: 1 year Full-time
MHR57: 2 or more years Part-time

Careers or further progression

The course supports students to attain the skills required to become a teacher of mathematics in secondary schools.

Further enquiries

Contact us about this course
Programme Director:
Dr David Redmond
Tel: +353 (0)1 7086761

Subjects taught

Course Structure
Modules include graph theory, numerical analysis, mathematical biology, elementary number theory, introduction to statistics, linear algebra, calculus and complex analysis.


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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