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Applied Mathematics

Your Course

This Higher Diploma in Applied Mathematics programme is aimed at those who have a background in Applied Mathematics or Mathematics, equivalent to a Level 7 degree, and who wish to improve your knowledge of these areas. The programme seeks to further develop your ability in applying mathematical tools to address real-world problems. The problems investigated arise in physics, chemistry, biology, economics, computer science, engineering, mechanics, social sciences and many others fields.

Each semester, you will study five courses chosen from a catalogue of appropriate courses. You will also undertake a supervised project, working in collaboration with a member of staff, where you will be trained in various research techniques and gain an insight into some current areas of applied mathematics research.

3 Good Reasons To Study This Course

1. You will get the opportunity to develop your skills in different areas of Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Numerical Analysis and Mathematical Modelling by taking advanced level courses.

2. Skills acquired through the study of Applied Mathematics—the ability to develop mathematical models and to apply them in a practical setting—will prove to be extremely useful and will be highly valued by an employer.

3. At the end of this programme, you will have an equivalent level of knowledge and experience as a student who has completed a BSc (Hons) degree in Applied Mathematics.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements

The entry requirement is a 2:1 or 2:2 degree (NQAI Level 7) in Applied Mathematics, Mathematics or Applied Mathematical Science at general degree level, or an equivalent, to be determined by the College of Science.


1 year full-time.

Careers or further progression

Career Opportunities

Graduates in Applied Mathematics have found employment in Met Éireann, the Central Statistics Office, telecommunications, the computer industry, financial and actuarial institutions, industrial research and development, teaching and research institutes, or have moved on to further postgraduate studies.

Further enquiries


Dr Martin Meere

T: +353 91 493 087


Application date

Applications are made online via the NUI Galway Postgraduate Applications System.

Closing Date: 4 August 2020

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