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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

Entry requirements

You will need:
- A 2H2 undergraduate degree with at least 10 credits of university-level mathematics, including a course in calculus and a course in linear algebra

Late applications from EU and nonEU student who are not visa required will be accepted until 21st August 2015 subject to available places.

English Language Requirements
Teaching in Irish Universities is through the medium of English; therefore all applicants are required to demonstrate a high level of competence in English language.

The minimum English Language Requirements in relation to International English Language Testing System (IELTS):

An average score of 6.5 over all components and a minimum of 6.0 in each band on the Academic Version

The minimum English Language Requirements in relation to Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) administered by Princeton University:

In the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), a minimum score from 600 paper based TOEFL(with a minimum score of 475 in the Test of Written English), 250 computer based TOEFL or 100 internet based TOEFL (iBT)

For all proficiency tests the results must be less than 2 years old.


T172 1 year full-time, T173 2 years part-time.

Careers or further progression

Career Opportunities
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

Related Programmes
MA Mathematics FT
HDip Mathematical Science FT
HDip Statistics FT

Further enquiries

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

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Core
Cryptography: Theory & Practice
Algebraic Structures
Linear Algebra II
Multivariable Calculus with Applications
Financial Mathematics
Differential Equations via Computer Algebra
Complex Analysis

Stage 1 - Option
Graphs and Networks
Theory of Games
Group Theory and Applications
History of Mathematics
Practical Statistics
Statistical Modelling
Data Modelling for Science


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.

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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