HDip Mathematical Science
Graduate Taught (level 8 nfq, credits 60)
Taking the Higher Diploma in Mathematical Science will allow you complete the core components of a BSc Honours Degree in Mathematics or Mathematical Science. This course would equip you with the necessary background to pursue an MSc degree in Mathematics or Mathematical Sciences.
The UCD School of Mathematics and Statistics is a dynamic, multidisciplinary school spanning the disciplines of Mathematics, Applied and Computational Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science.
Vision and Values Statement
This programme is aimed at graduates whose level of mathematical training is high, but below that of a four-year honours BSc degree in the Mathematical Sciences, and who have demonstrated mathematical flair. It enables them to reach in one year a level of mathematical knowledge equivalent to that of BSc Honours graduates and thus, in particular, qualifies them to enter the MSc degree in Mathematics or Mathematical Sciences. The programme will give students the opportunity to gain a deep understanding of the concepts of modern mathematics and statistics, and a mastery of the associated skills and technologies. We expect our students to become autonomous inquisitive learners capable of formulating and creatively solving relevant problems in the language of mathematics and statistics. Our graduates will be in demand by employers and academic research institutes for their ability to use the tools they have learned to explain, describe and predict. We value students who are motivated to find the underlying mathematical causes and reasons for observations and patterns. 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 mathematics and statistics
Use the language of logic to reason correctly and make deductions
Approach problems in an analytical, precise and rigorous way
Explore and manipulate abstract concepts
Apply mathematical reasoning and techniques to formulate and solve problems
Model real-world problems in a mathematical framework
Confidently analyze and draw information from large quantities of data
Analyze and interpret data, find patterns and draw conclusions
Use the power of modern technology to augment mathematical and statistical problem solving
Work independently and as part of a team
Carry out research into a specific topic, including survey and synthesize the known literature
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
This programme is aimed at graduates whose level of mathematical training is high, but below that of the UCD BSc Degree Honours in Mathematics or Applied and Computational Mathematics, and who have demonstrated mathematical flair. It enables them to reach in one year a level of mathematical knowledge equivalent to that of BSc Honours graduates and thus, in particular, qualifies them to enter the MSc degree in Mathematics or Mathematical Sciences.