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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

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

An Intro to Coding Theory

Algebraic Structures


Linear Algebra II

Multivariable Calculus with Applications

Financial Mathematics

Differential Equations

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

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

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake:2018/2019 September

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