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.
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