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Mathematics (MA/PDip, 1 or 2 years)
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Mathematics)
College of Arts, Social Sciences, & Celtic Studies
A Diploma in Mathematics bridges the gap between a four-year Mathematics programme and one that has a substantial mathematical component but is not at the same level as an honours degree. It opens opportunities to taught and research programmes as well as the many career options open to Mathematics graduates.
A Master’s taught programme introduces you to advanced topics and concepts. It prepares you for advanced research degrees, and 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 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.
1 year, full-time
Next start date: September 2016
ECTS weighting: 90 (MA) | 60 (PDip)
Average intake: 15 (HDipAppSc) | 20 (MSc / MA / PDip)
Closing date: 29 July 2016
HDipAppSc: Students take a range of courses, such as Algebra, Analysis, Topology, Numerical Analysis, and Statistics. In addition, each student completes a project, supervised by an academic member of staff.
MSc: Students take three courses 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 Master’s. There are several weekly research seminars on topics in various areas of Mathematics. Students are also encouraged to participate in the workshops hosted by the School’s de Brún Centre for Computational Algebra.
MA: This 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.
PDip: This 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 Master’s programmes, as well as the many career options available to Mathematics graduates.
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Requirements and assessment
MSc: Course (two-thirds weight) and minor dissertation(one-third weight).
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Dr Jerome Sheahan
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Professor Graham Ellis
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HDipAppSc: Recent graduates have found employment in the education sector and the financial and actuarial industries, and have pursued Master’s and PhD degrees in Mathematics.
MSc: There is a strong demand for graduates with mathematical skills, and the ability to apply them in financial institutions, business firms and semi-state bodies.
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"I find the courses to be intellectually stimulating and targeted towards my interests. I think that the programmeâ¦¡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."