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Mathematical Studies

HDip Mathematical Studies

Graduate Taught (level 8 nfq, credits 60)

The HDip Mathematical Studies is for those interested in furthering their study of mathematics, starting from a small exposure to university-level mathematics. It contains a mix of modules on topics including algebra, analysis, geometry, history of mathematics and applicable mathematics.

This programme is for you if you have a passion for mathematics, for problem solving and for deep understanding of the structures which underlie much of everyday experience.

The programme covers the mathematics necessary to qualify the student to teach mathematics to Leaving Certificate level when combined with a Professional Master of Education (PME).

Foundation for more advanced study of mathematics

Vision and Values Statement

The programme is intended for those graduates who have studied a certain amount of mathematics in their degree and would like to deepen their knowledge of mathematics. The programme may be of particular benefit to teachers or potential teachers who would like to include mathematics among the subjects that they are eligible to teach at Leaving Certificate Level.The programme will give students the opportunity to gain a deep understanding of the concepts of modern mathematics, 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. 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.

Programme Outcomes

Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of mathematics and its applications

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

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

Give oral presentations of technical mathematical material at a level appropriate for the audience

Entry requirements

This programme is intended for applicants who hold a lower upper second class honours or higher undergraduate degree with at least 10 credits of university-level mathematics, including a course in calculus and a course in linear algebra.

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:1 Years / 2 Years
Attendance: Full Time / Part Time

Number of credits


Careers or further progression

Careers & Employability

Graduates from our degree programmes have skills that are relatively rare and are therefore in high demand. They have a wide variety of career opportunities. Those who decide to become teachers have the accreditation necessary to teach Mathematics in schools.

Some more examples:

Basic Research in Industry or Academia
Applied Research in Industry or Academia
Accounting and Finance
Mathematical Modelling
Coding and Cryptography

Further enquiries

Contact Name: Valerie Kendlin
Contact Number:+353 (0)1 716 2452

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Core

Algebraic Structures MST20010

Analysis MST20040

Linear Algebra II MST20050

Multivariable Calculus with Applications MST20070

Differential Equations MST30040

Complex Analysis MST30050

Geometry MST30070

Stage 1 - Option

Graphs and Networks MATH20150

Theory of Games MATH20270

Cryptography: Theory & Practice MATH30250

Collaborative Pedagogy in Mathematics Education MATH30320

Peer-Assisted Tutoring MATH30340

Group Theory and Applications MST30010

History of Mathematics MST30020

Financial Mathematics MST30030

Practical Statistics STAT10050

Statistical Modelling STAT10060

Data Modelling for Science STAT20070

Application date

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

Part Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

The following entry routes are available:

HDip Mathematical Studies FT (T172)
Duration 1 Years
Attendance Full Time
Deadline Rolling *

HDip Mathematical Studies PT (T173)
Duration 2 Years
Attendance Part Time
Deadline Rolling *

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

Course fee

HDip Mathematical Studies (T172) Full Time
EU fee per year - € 6955
nonEU fee per year - € 12800

HDip Mathematical Studies (T173) Part Time
EU fee per year - € 4005
nonEU fee per year - € 8265

***Fees are subject to change

Tuition fee information is available on the UCD Fees website. Please note that UCD offers a number of graduate scholarships for full-time, self-funding international students, holding an offer of a place on a UCD graduate degree programme. For further information please see International Scholarships.

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake:2019/2020 September

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