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Mathematical Science

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.

Entry requirements

• The mathematics stream of this programme is especially intended for applicants with a degree in mathematical studies, economics and finance, a three-year honours degree in mathematics or a cognate discipline with a high mathematical content. An upper second class honours or the international equivalent is required.

• The applied and computational mathematics stream of this programme is especially intended for science and engineering graduates who have scored highly in their mathematics, applied mathematics or mathematical physics courses. An upper second class honours or the international equivalent is required.

• Other graduates who believe that their mathematical training provides suffi cient background to cope with the programme may apply for entry to the Programme Coordinator.

• 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.

Closing date for non-EU applications is the 30th June 2016.

Duration

1 year full-time.

Careers or further progression

Career Opportunities
Numeracy, organisation and problem-solving skills 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, and second- and third-level teaching.

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

Related Programmes
MA Mathematics FT

Further enquiries

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

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Option
Computational Science
ACM20030
Classical Mech. & Special Rel.
ACM20050
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
Environmental Fluids
ACM40070
Differential Geometry and Topology in Physics
ACM40090
Numerical Algorithms
ACM40290
Survey of Appl and Comp Math
ACM40690
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
Combinatorics
MATH40240
Functional Analysis
MATH40310
Differential Geometry
MATH40370
Inferential Statistics
STAT20100
Probability Theory
STAT20110
Linear Models I
STAT30240
Linear Models II
STAT30250

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

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.

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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