Course Overview

A higher diploma in Mathematics is a flexible 9-month programme that bridges the gap between a four-year mathematics programme and one that has a substantial mathematical component, but that is not to the same level as an honours degree. Students take six modules each semester chosen from a catalogue of appropriate advanced mathematical modules.

Scholarships available
Find out about our Postgraduate Scholarships here.

Applications and Selections

Applications are made online via the NUI Galway Postgraduate Applications System

Who Teaches this Course

Requirements and Assessment

Examination and project work.

Key Facts

Entry Requirements

Higher diploma students should hold a bachelor’s degree involving at least 30 ECTS of appropriate mathematics or applied mathematics modules or equivalent. 

Additional Requirements


9 months, full-time, HDipAppSc

Next start date

September 2021

A Level Grades ()

Average intake


QQI/FET FETAC Entry Routes

Closing Date

28 July 2021

NFQ level

Mode of study

ECTS weighting

60 (HDipAppSc)



Course code


Course Outline

Students take a broad range of courses in Algebra, Analysis, Topology, Numerical Analysis, and Statistics. 


Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

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.


Who’s Suited to This Course

Learning Outcomes


Work Placement

Study Abroad

Related Student Organisations

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€6,800 p.a. 2021/22

Fees: Tuition

€6,576 p.a. 2021/21

Fees: Student levy

€224 p.a. 2021/22

Fees: Non EU

€16,300 p.a. 2021/22

HDipAppSc [1HA1] EU fee €6,330 2021/22
For further information on postgraduate funding & scholarship opportunities see here.

Find out More

Dr Tobias Rossmann
T: +353 91 492 043



  • Postgraduate Taught Prospectus 2021

    Postgraduate Taught Prospectus 2021 PDF (11.3MB)