MSc Mathematical Science
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)
This MSc programme combines a taught masters and a dissertation. It is an extremely versatile programme, giving students the opportunity to choose from a range of modules and projects from the different disciplines of Mathematics, Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics within the UCD School of Mathematics and Statistics.
School engages with research of international renown
Several members in the UCD School of Mathematical Sciences are involved in the UCD Complex Adaptive Systems Laboratory (CASL) and the Insight Centre for Data Analytics.
Opportunity to combine one or more disciplines from the mathematical sciences
Vision and Values Statement
This programme is aimed at students who wish to gain a deep understanding of mathematics, applied mathematics and statistics at the graduate level and will equip such students with the skills necessary to carry out research at the frontier of mathematical knowledge. We expect our students to gain a thorough understanding of mathematics, applied mathematics and statistics at the graduate level, as well as a broad understanding of areas of modern mathematical science under active research.We expect our students to become autonomous learners and researchers capable of setting their own research agenda. They will be capable of solving relevant problems in the language of mathematics, applied mathematics and statistics. Our graduates will be suitably qualified for research at the PhD level in an area of mathematics, applied mathematics or statistics, and will be valued for their technical knowledge and research skills. Equally, our graduates will be in demand by employers for their ability to use the tools they have learned to explain, describe and predict.We value students who already have a strong mathematical training and are motivated to take this understanding further. We aim to provide a teaching and learning environment that develops confidence and independence through a wide variety of interactive formats, both inside and outside the classroom.
Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the foundations of mathematics, applied mathematics and statistics
Demonstrate familiarity with the areas of mathematics, applied mathematics and statistics currently under active research
Undertake excellent research at an appropriate level
Use the language of logic to reason correctly and make deductions
Approach problems in an analytical, precise and rigorous way
Apply mathematical reasoning and techniques to formulate and solve problems
Model real-world problems in a mathematical framework
Analyze and interpret data, find patterns and draw conclusions
Work independently and be able to pursue a research agenda
Give oral presentations of technical mathematical material at a level appropriate for the audience
Prepare a written report on technical mathematical content in clear and precise language