Mathematical Modelling

This course will provide training in techniques of applied mathematics, and will focus largely on mathematical models of real world processes, their formulation in terms of differential equations, and methods of solutions, both numerical and analytical, of the models. A focus of the course will be an emphasis on practical problems which arise in industry, commerce, medicine, as well as the environmental and life sciences. In particular, there will be a close alliance between the course and research problems in industrial applied mathematics, which is a principal research strand underpinning MACSI research.

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement is a 2:2 undergraduate degree (Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland) (or equivalent) in mathematics, or any related numerate discipline. In addition, a number of scholarships will be available to suitably qualified candidates. Preference may be given to early applicants.

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet one of the criteria below (no longer than two years prior to application):

Acceptable English Language qualifications include the following:

•Matriculation examinations from European countries where English is presented as a subject and an acceptable level is achieved

•Irish Leaving Certificate English –Ordinary Level Grade D or above

•TOEFL – 580 (paper based) or 90 (internet based)

•IELTS – Minimum score of 6.5 with no less than 6 in any one component.

•English Test for English and Academic Purposes (ETAPP) – Grade C1

•GCE 'O' level English Language/GCSE English Language – Grade C or above

•Cambridge Assessment English - Certificate of Proficiency in English - Grade C / Certificate in Advanced English Grade B

•GCE Examination Boards – Oxford Delegacy of Local Examinations – Grade C / Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate – School Certificate Pass 1-6 / University of London Entrance and School Examinations Council – School Certificate Pass 1-6

Results in examinations other than those listed above may also be accepted as meeting our English language requirements. Contact the International Education Division for advice


1 Year, Full Time or 2 Years, Part Time

Careers or further progression

Financial services including accounting, international banking, lending analysis and investment analysis; information and communication technologies; engineering industries (e.g. environmental, electronics, aerospace and automobile); scientific research (e.g. medical, social, economic, engineering, computing, industrial, fisheries, biological and mathematical); data analysis including market research and demographics; manufacturing (including production planning and quality control), research and development, especially in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries; mathematics education (teaching and lecturing).

Further enquiries

Course Director
Prof James Gleeson
Tel: +353 (0) 61 202634

Subjects taught

Semester 1
•Advanced Methods I
•Scientific Computation

3 elective modules to be chosen from:
•Fundamentals of Continuum Mechanics
•Applied Analysis
•Mathematics of Natural Phenomena
•Perturbation Techniques and Asymptotics
•Numerical Partial Differential Equations
•Fundamentals of Financial Mathematics
•Operations Research 2
•Advanced Data Analysis
•Stochastic Processes
•Statistical Inference
•Introduction to Fluid Mechanics

Semester 2
•Advanced Methods II
•Mathematical Geoscience
•Mathematical Biology and Physiology.

2 elective modules to be chosen from:
•Dynamical Systems
•Mathematical Modelling
•Stochastic Differential Equations for Finance
•Mathematical & Statistical Models of Investment
•Time Series Analysis
•Advanced Data Modelling.

Semester 3

*The project should be submitted by mid-September. The dissertation will be at research level, and often (though not inevitably) be on a problem which arises through MACSI's connections with industry.


This MSc provides training in techniques of applied mathematics, and focuses mainly on mathematical models of real-world processes, their formulation in terms of differential equations, and methods of solutions, both numerical and analytical, of the models. The main emphasis of the course is on practical problems which arise in industry, commerce, medicine, and in the environmental and life sciences.

Application date


•Qualification transcripts and certificates

•English language qualification if English is not your first language

•Certified English translations of your transcripts/certificates where the originals are in a language other than English.

•A copy of your birth certificate (long document).

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date: 09/Sep/2019

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