HDipAppSc (Applied Mathematics)

College of Science

Course overview

This programme is aimed at students who have a background in Applied Mathematics, or Mathematics, equivalent to a level 7 degree and who wish to upgrade their skills in Applied Mathematics and Mathematical Modelling.

The aim of the Higher Diploma programme is to further develop students' abilities in applying mathematics to problems in the physical world.

At the end of this programme successful students will have an equivalent level of knowledge and experience as a student who has completed a BSc degree in Applied Mathematics.

Key facts

Entry requirements

The entry requirement is a sufficiently high mark in a primary degree (NQAI Level 7 [or equivalent international qualification]) in Applied Mathematics, Mathematics, or Applied Mathematical Science at General Degree level, or an equivalent, to be determined by the College of Science. IELTS score of 6.0+ (with not less than 5.5 in any one component).

Duration: 1 year, full-time

Next start date: September 2015

ECTS weighting: 60

Average intake: 15

Closing date: 3 August 2015

Mode of study: Taught

Course outline

Participating students are given the opportunity to develop their skills in different areas of Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics and Mathematical Modelling by taking advanced level courses. They study five courses each semester chosen from a catalogue of appropriate courses. They also undertake a supervised  project working in close collaboration with an academic member of staff during which they are trained in various research techniques and gain an insight into some current area of Applied Mathematics research.

Applications and selections

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

Selection is based on the candidate's academic record at undergraduate level and their aptitude for the course.

Find out more

Dr Petri Piiroinen
T: +353 91 492 341
E: petri.piiroinen@nuigalway.ie

Mary Kelly
Room C118
Aras de Brun
T + 353 91 492 332
E mary.kelly@nuigalway.ie

PAC code


Fees for this course

EU (Total): €5,965 p.a. 2015/16
 - Tuition: €5,741 p.a. 2015/16
 - Student levy: €224 p.a. 2015/16
Non-EU (Total): €13,750 p.a. 2015/16

Current students

Lisa McCarthy 

" Having studied very little in the areas of Applied Mathematics & Physics I needed a course that would bridge the gap between my Degree (mathematical studies & economics) and a Masters course in Mathematical Modelling. This Higher Diploma course does just that. There is a variety of applied and pure mathematics modules to choose from which meant I could tailor the course to my own interests. We also have a project, like a mini-thesis, which I felt was good practice for the real thing later. The lecturers here are very approachable, helpful and the university is very friendly overall. I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to branch out to other areas of mathematics which they haven't had the opportunity to study, whether pure or applied".

Past students

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