MA (Mathematics)
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Mathematics)

College of Arts, Social Sciences, & Celtic Studies

Course overview

The one year taught masters in Mathematics is aimed at students with a strong degree in Honours Mathematics. It introduces advanced topics and concepts, preparing graduates for further doctoral studies. However, graduates are also in demand in the financial and semi-state sectors. The programme content is dynamic and research-led. Modules are designed to offer an insight into new and emerging areas of research mathematics.


The Graduate Diploma in Mathematics bridges the gap between four-year programmes with a substantial mathematical component, and those that are broader in focus or shorter in duration. It opens opportunities to taught and research Masters programmes, as well as the many career options open to Mathematics graduates.

Key facts

Entry requirements

The entry requirements are a distinction or commendation in a primary degree in Mathematics or Applied Mathematical Science at general degree level (NQAI Level 7), or an equivalent to be determined by the College.

Duration: 1 year, full-time (MA & PDip)

Next start date: September 2014

ECTS weighting: 90 (MA) | 60 (PDip)

Average intake: 20

Closing date: 1 August 2014

Mode of study: Taught

Course outline

MA: students take four modules per semester. Throughout the year, students work on a minor dissertation on a topic of current interest, during which they receive training in modern research techniques, as well as developing presentation and report-writing skills. The School offers a lively environment for studying a masters. There are several weekly research seminars on topics in various areas of mathematics. Students are also encouraged to participated in the workshops hosted by the School in the Árus de Brún Centre for Computational Algebra.

PDip: students take a broad range of courses in algebra, analysis, topology, numerical analysis, and statistics. in addition, each student completes a project, supervised by an academic member of staff.

Applications and selections

Applications are made online via The Postgraduate Applications Centre (PAC). Relevant PAC application code(s) above.

Who teaches this course?

Find out more

Jerome Sheahan
T +353 91 493 103
E jerome.sheahan@nuigalway.ie 
W www.nuigalway.ie/maths

PAC code

GYA28 (MA),GYA30 (PDip)

Fees for this course

EU (Total): €6,015 p.a. 2013/14 (inclusive of Levy)
 - Tuition: €5,791 p.a. 2013/14
 - Student levy: €224 p.a. 2013/14
Non-EU (Total): €13,250 p.a. 2013/14

Fees for courses

 

M.A. EU Full time programme:  €6,015 (inclusive of Levy) GYA28/1AH3/1AH4

P.Dip. EU Full time programme:  €5,965 (inclusive of Levy) GYA30/1AH1

Graduate profile



Una Carroll

Studying second year of
two-year masters in

"I find the courses to be intellectually stimulating and targeted towards my interests. I think that the programme⦡mp;euro;?s emphasis on logical thought processes in mathematics is an ideal training ground for the problem solving skills needed in my anticipated career in industry."