Course Overview

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.

Applications and Selections

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

Who Teaches this Course

Requirements and Assessment

HDipAppSc: examination and project work.
MSc: Course (two-thirds weight) and minor dissertation(one-third weight).

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.

Additional Requirements

Duration

1 year, full-time

Next start date

September 2017

A Level Grades ()

Average intake

15 (HDipAppSc) | 20 (MSc / MA / PDip)

Closing Date

28th July 2017

Next start date

September 2017

NFQ level

Mode of study

Taught

ECTS weighting

90 (MA) | 60 (PDip)

Award

CAO

PAC code

GYS09 (HDipAppSc) | GYS15 (MSc)
GYA28 (MA) | GYA30 (PDip)

Course Outline

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.

Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

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.

Who’s Suited to This Course

Learning Outcomes

Work Placement

Study Abroad

Related Student Organisations

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€6,015 p.a. 2016/17

Fees: Tuition

€5,791 p.a. 2016/17

Fees: Student levy

€224 p.a. 2016/17

Fees: Non EU

€13,250 p.a. 2016/17

Postgraduate students in receipt of a SUSI grant – please note an F4 grant is where SUSI will pay €2,000 towards your full-time tuition.  You will be liable for the remainder of the total fee.  An F5 grant is where SUSI will pay full-time TUITION up to a maximum of €6,270.  SUSI will not cover the student levy of €224.  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.

Postgraduate fee breakdown = tuition (EU or NON EU) + student levy as outlined above.

Find out More

GYA28 MA Mathematics

Dr. James Cruickshank (Course Director)
T +353 91 493 965
E james.cruickshank@nuigalway.ie

Ms. Collette McLoughlin (Enquiries)
T +353 493 639
E collette.mcloughlin@nuigalway.ie

 GYA30 Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Mathematics)

Dr. Jerome Sheahan
T +353 91 493 103 
jerome Sheahan@nuigalway.ie 

 GYS09 Msc Mathematics

Dr. James Cruickshank (Course Director)
T +353 91 493 965
E james.cruickshank@nuigalway.ie

 Ms. Collette McLoughlin (Enquiries)
T +353 493 639
E collette.mcloughlin@nuigalway.ie

 GYS15 Higher Diploma Applied Science (Mathematics)

Dr. Jerome Sheahan
T +353 91 493 103 
jerome Sheahan@nuigalway.ie 


What Our Students Say

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Una Carroll |   MA Mathematics

I find the courses to be intellectually stimulating and targeted towards my interests. I think that the programme'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.