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Your course
A Diploma in Mathematics bridges the gap between a four-year Mathematics programme and one that has a substantial mathematical component but is not at the same level as an honours degree. It opens opportunities to taught and research programmes as well as the many career options open to Mathematics graduates.

A Master's taught programme introduces you to advanced topics and concepts. It prepares you for advanced research degrees, and graduates are also in demand in the financial and semi-state sectors. The programme content is dynamic and research-led. Modules are designed to offer an insight into new and emerging areas of research Mathematics.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements
The entry requirements are a distinction or commendation in a primary degree in Mathematics or Applied Mathematical Science at general degree level (QQI Level 7), or an equivalent to be determined by the Colleges.


HDipAppSc/PDip - 9 months, full-time, MSc/MA - 1 year, full-time.

Careers or further progression

Career opportunities
HDipAppSc: Recent graduates have found employment in the education sector and the financial and actuarial industries, and have pursued Master's and PhD degrees in Mathematics.

MSc: There is a strong demand for graduates with mathematical skills, and the ability to apply them in financial institutions, business firms and semi-state bodies.

Further enquiries

(HDipAppSc /MA/PDip) Dr Jerome Sheahan
T: +353 91 493 103

(MSc) Professor Graham Ellis,
T: +353 91 493 011


1. Graduates are in demand in the financial and semi-state sectors.

2. Programme content is dynamic and research-led.

3. Opportunities exist to participate in the workshops hosted by the School's de Brún Centre for Computational Algebra.

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