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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.


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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


Who should apply?


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 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.


Vision & 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


Analyze and interpret data, find patterns and draw conclusions


Apply mathematical reasoning and techniques to formulate and solve problems


Approach problems in an analytical, precise and rigorous way


Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of mathematics and its applications


Explore and manipulate abstract concepts


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


Model real-world problems in a mathematical framework


Use the language of logic to reason correctly and make deductions


Use the power of modern technology to augment mathematical and statistical problem solving


Work independently and as part of a team

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

Duration:1 Years / 2 Years

Attendance: Full Time / Part Time

Number of credits

60

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 Number:+353 (0)1 716 2580

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

An Intro to Coding Theory MATH30180

Collaborative Pedagogy in Mathematics Education MATH30320

Peer-Assisted Tutoring MATH30340

Group Theory and Applications

History of Mathematics

Financial Mathematics MST30030

Practical Statistics STAT10050

Statistical Modelling STAT10060

Data Modelling for Science STAT20070

Application date

How to apply?

The following entry routes are available:


HDip Mathematical Studies FT (T172)

Duration

1 Years

Attendance

Full Time


Deadline

Rolling *

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HDip Mathematical Studies PT (T173)

Duration 2 Years

Attendance Part Time

Deadline

Rolling *

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* 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 - € 7210

nonEU fee per year - € 13215


HDip Mathematical Studies (T173) Part Time

EU fee per year - € 4150

nonEU fee per year - € 8535


***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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