MATHEMATICAL DEGREES

NUI Galway offers several routes to a degree with mathematics
  • Denominated Degrees: When you know from Year 1 which degree you wish to pursue. Choose from: BSc Mathematical ScienceBSc Financial Mathematics & Economics, BA Mathematics & Education.
  • Undenominated Degrees: When you wish to pursue a degree in mathematics but want to keep your options open in the early years. Choose from: BSc in Mathematics, BSc in Applied Mathematics, BSc in Computing, BA in Mathematics & Another Arts Subject.
  • Denominated Degrees from other schools: When you wish to pursue a different degree, with a large dose of mathematical content. Choose from: BSc in Computer Science & Information Technology, BSc in Physics with Theoretical Physics.

MATHEMATICAL DEGREES (Denominated)

BSc in Mathematical Science (Denominated)

 Four-year honours degree, covering all aspects of Mathematics and its applications, and giving students a wide range of problem-solving skills favoured by many employers. As students advance through the programme they will specialise their degree: Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Theoretical Physics, Financial Mathematics, Computer Science, or Statistics with Bioinformatics. Further information can be found here. (CAO code GY319, Entry points 2015: 470, Intake: 20)

BSc in Financial Mathematics & Economics (Denominated)

Four-year honours degree with courses in Mathematics, Actuarial Mathematics, Statistics, Probability, Applied Mathematics, Economics and Computer Science. The programme is run jointly by the School of Mathematics and the School of Education. Once they graduate, our students have well-developed quantitative and numerical skills and find that they are in high demand from financial institutions. Note that the Faculty & Institute of Actuaries recognises this programme, and graduates can be exempt from three of the professional Actuarial subjects. (CAO code GY309, Entry points 2015: 505, Intake: 30

BA in Mathematics & Education (Denominated)

Four-year honours degree, incorporating a teaching training qualification with teaching practice. The programme is run jointly by the School of Mathematics and the School of Education. Graduates will be excellent mathematicians and will be recognised by the Teaching Council of Ireland as qualified post-primary teachers of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics. The degree was created as a response to the growing need for excellent mathematics teachers in Irish post-primary schools. (CAO code GY109, Entry points 2015: 410, Intake: 25)

MATHEMATICAL DEGREES (Undenominated)

BSc in Mathematics (Undenominated)

Four-year honours degree, covering all aspects of Mathematics, and giving students a wide range of problem-solving skills favoured by many employers. Students take Mathematics as one of their first and second year subjects. They specialise in Mathematics in their third and fourth year. (CAO code GY301, Entry points 2015: 410)

BSc in Applied Mathematics (Undenominated)

Four-year honours degree, covering all aspects of Applied Mathematics. Students take Applied Mathematics as one of their first and second year subjects. They specialise in Applied Mathematics in their third and fourth year. Graduates qualify with a high ability to develop mathematical models and to apply them in practical settings, which proves to be highly valued by a future employer. (CAO code GY301, Entry points 2015: 410)

BSc in Mathematics & Computing (Undenominated)

Four-year honours degree, where students take Computing and Mathematics as one of their first and second year subjects. They specialise in Computing and Mathematics in their third and fourth year. Our highly trained graduates have outstanding coding and numerate skills and are in high demand from Information & Technology companies. (CAO code GY301, Entry points 2015: 410)

BA in Mathematics & Another Arts Subject (Undenominated)

Three-year degree in Arts, where students take Mathematics as one of three subjects in their first year, and as one of two subjects in their second and third years. (CAO code GY101, Entry points 2015: 300)

BA in Mathematical Studies & Another Arts Subject (Undenominated)

Three-year degree in Arts, where students take Mathematics as one of three subjects in their first year, and then take Mathematical Studies as one of two subjects in their second and third years. (CAO code GY101, Entry points 2015: 300)

MATHEMATICAL DEGREES (Denominated) from other NUI Galway Schools

BSc in Computer Science and Information Technology

Four-year honours degree run by the School of Information Technology with substantial input from our School. Covers the theory and practice of designing and developing computer systems, both hardware and software, as well as networking and telecommunications technologies. Students can choose to study a range of Next-Generation Technology areas including: Digital Media and Games, Enterprise Informatics, Energy Informatics, Computational Mathematics, Scientific Computing and Medical/ Bio-informatics. They also undertake a five-month work placement, off- or on-campus, giving them an opportunity to work on highly relevant projects and to significantly improve their chances of obtaining employment after graduation. (CAO code GY350, Entry points 2015: 440)

 BSc in Physics (Theoretical Physics)

Four-year honours degree run by the School of Physics with substantial input from our School.  Students do a common first year and then specialise in the Theoretical Physics pathway, where mathematical tools and models are used to explain and predict physical phenomena.  Graduate have acquired an excellent training for employment in high technology industries and other fields such as education, meteorology, environmental and medical sciences, software design, fundamental research, as well as in the financial and actuarial sectors (CAO code GY320, Entry points 2015: 420)

Undergraduate Maths Degrees Summary

Course Name Cao Code College/school
Mathematical Science GY319 College of Science
Bachelor of Arts (Mathematics and Education) GY109 College of Arts, Social Sciences, & Celtic Studies
Financial Mathematics and Economics GY309 College of Science / College of Arts
Computer Science and Information Technology GY350 College of Engineering & Informatics
Science (Bachelor) GY301 College of Science
Arts GY101 College of Arts, Social Sciences, & Celtic Studies