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MA Mathematics
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 120)
The M.A. in Mathematics is specifically designed to provide students with solid mathematical knowledge. Students acquire a much sought after qualification that can be applied to a wide variety of careers. 

- Wide selection of taught modules incorporating many areas of mathematics.

- Exposure to state-of-the-art mathematical topics.

- Opportunity for independent study in an area or application of interest through a minor thesis under the guidance of an individual supervisor.

Course Description
The MA contains two streams – Mathematics or Applied and Computational Mathematics. Both streams offer an attractive alternative to the more standard 24-month pathway of the Higher Diploma followed by the MSc in Mathematical Sciences. On successful completion of the programme you will have the knowledge, experience and confidence to pursue a PhD in mathematics, or a related discipline, have attained an advanced and modern mathematical and computational training, developed excellent presentation skills and acquired a much soughtafter qualification that can be applied to a wide variety of careers in the quantitative, financial, and IT sectors.

Entry requirements

- This programme is intended for applicants who hold a degree with high mathematical content such as Mathematics, Mathematics & Education, or Economics & Finance. An upper second class honours degree, or international equivalent is required.

- Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent

Duration

16 or 32 Months

Careers or further progression

Career Opportunities
The MA in Mathematics will give you the opportunity to develop numeracy, organisation and problem-solving skills; which are required in areas such as the trading floor of an investment bank, the mathematics classroom, predicting the weather and in the insurance industry. Some of the careers chosen by our graduates include working as researchers in mathematics (both in academia and industry), actuarial consultants, risk analysts, meteorologists, IT consultants, second and third level teaching.

Prospective employers include Aquamarine Power, Alcatel-Lucent, Bureau Veritas, Campbell Scientific, IBM, IFSC, Intel, Google, Lloyds, Marine Institute, Met Eireann, Microsoft, Nokia, Norkom, Numerica Corporation, OpenHydro, Paddy Power, Phillips, RIM, Simula Research and the Tyndall Institute.

Related Programmes
HDip Mathematical Science FT
MSc Mathematics FT
HDip Mathematical Studies FT

Further enquiries

Contact Name: Kate OHanlon
Contact Number: +353 (0)1 716 2452

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Core
Dissertation
MATH40190

Stage 1 - Option
Computational Science
ACM20030
Oscillations in Mech Systems
ACM20060
Vector Integral & Differential Calculus
ACM20150
Analytic Mechanics
ACM30010
Dynamical Systems
ACM30190
Foundations of Fluid Mechanics
ACM30200
Foundations of Quantum Mechanics
ACM30210
Partial Differential Equations
ACM30220
Electrodynamics & Gauge Theory
ACM40010
Relativistic Quantum Mechanics
ACM40050
Differential Geometry and Topology in Physics
ACM40090
Numerical Algorithms
ACM40290
Numerical Weather Prediction
ACM40520
Survey of Appl and Comp Math
ACM40690
Mathematica for Research
ACM40730
Gen Relativity & Black Holes
ACM40750
Weather and Climate
ACM40770
Simulation Modelling
ACM40870
Advanced Fluid Mechanics
ACM40890
Calculus of Several Variables
MATH20060
Graphs and Networks
MATH20150
Linear Algebra 2 for the Mathematical Sciences
MATH20300
Groups, Rings and Fields
MATH20310
Advanced Linear Algebra
MATH30030
Functions of One Complex Variable
MATH30040
Metric Spaces
MATH30090
Number Theory
MATH30130
Cryptography: Theory & Practice
MATH30250
Ring Theory
MATH40010
Number Theory
MATH40090
Combinatorics
MATH40240
Functional Analysis
MATH40310
Differential Geometry
MATH40370
Fractal Geometry
MATH40460
Set Theory
MATH40520
Probability Theory
STAT20110

Comment

Who should apply?
Full Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

The MA in Mathematics is designed for graduates who wish to obtain a masters degree in Mathematics but who have not completed a four-year honours BSc in Mathematics. It combines components of the Higher Diploma in Mathematical Sciences and the MSc in Mathematical Sciences to offer an opportunity for a student to complete an MA in Mathematics within a 16-month period.

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 2017/2018 September.

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised.

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