What is... Applied Mathematics?
The programme MSc in Applied Mathematics is one of two taught postgraduate programmes delivered by the School of Mathematical Sciences. It offers a broad range of topics in applied mathematics and is suitable for applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds. It is designed to cater not only for those who wish to develop an advanced level of mathematical knowledge and practical skills relevant to problem solving in diverse, real-world contexts but also for those that simply wish to develop their understanding and appreciation of a fundamental branch of mathematics.
The programme can be undertaken either full time over 3 semesters (approximately 18 months) or part time over 6 semesters (3 years) and is structured to suit both full-time students and those that are combining study with a career or family life. New entrants can start the programme either in September or January. The programme encourages students to engage in autonomous, self-directed learning whilst providing a supportive environment where lecturers and stage coordinators facilitate and mentor learning.
The programme will emphasise the use of mathematics to solve problems and will build students' mathematical knowledge and their ability to analyse problems and apply advanced mathematical techniques in a rigorous manner. Successful applicants will require a primary degree at second-class or higher classification and will be drawn from computing, engineering, mathematics, physics and other scientific and numerate backgrounds. Graduates of MSc Applied Mathematics will be flexible, highly-qualified, technical professionals with advanced analytical and problem-solving skills suitable to enter, and apply their knowledge in, a wide range of sectors and professions.
The programme is particularly suitable for international applicants and a pre-masters preparation year is also being developed.
Prospective applicants may, in addition, wish to consider and apply for MSc Mathematical Physics in the School of Mathematical Sciences.
The option of studying elements of the programme via distance learning or undertaking individual modules as Continuing Professional Development (CPD) modules may be available. Interested applicants should contact the programme coordinator (Chris.Hills@tudublin.ie) for details.
English is not my first language. What level of English proficiency do I require?
The programme requires and IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent. A high level of written English is required. A one-year pre-masters programme is being developed for international students who wish to prepare for the programme including improving their English proficiency. For more information contact the programme coordinator (Chris.Hills@tudublin.ie).
Is my current degree sufficiently mathematical?
The answer is that it depends upon your degree. Each application to the programme is individually assessed and the transcripts provided by applicants are used to determine whether applicants have sufficient mathematical background and knowledge to enter the programme. Please contact the programme coordinator (Chris.Hills@tudublin.ie) if you wish to discuss your particular circumstances.
When does the programme take place?
The programme is delivered within the normal academic calendar of the Institute. The academic calendar comprises two semesters of thirteen weeks of teaching and assessment which run from September to December and January to May with breaks for Christmas and Easter. Examinations take place at the end of Semester I, prior to the start of the next semester, and at the end of Semester II. Reassessments take place in August. There are two opportunities to graduate: October and February.
I would like to study the MSc but do not meet the entry requirements. What can I do?
If you do not meet the entry requirements there may be modules, or a programme of prior study, that would make you eligible for the programme. The School of Mathematical Sciences offers a large number of Continuing Professional Development opportunities. Please contact the programme coordinator (Chris.Hills@tudublin.ie) for more information.