Entry Points (2017)

Course Overview

This honours degree programme provides students with a solid foundation in Mathematical Science, encompassing all aspects of mathematics and its applications. Students will have the opportunity to specialise in particular areas, for example in mathematics, applied mathematics, financial mathematics, computer science, statistics and bioinformatics.

Applications and Selections

Who Teaches this Course

Requirements and Assessment

Key Facts

Entry Requirements

Minimum Grade H5 in two subjects and passes in four other subjects at O6/H7 level in the Leaving Certificate, including Irish, English, Mathematics, a laboratory science subject (i.e. Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Physics with Chemistry (joint) or Agricultural Science), including a minimum of H5 or O1 in Mathematics and any two other subjects recognised for entry purposes.

Additional Requirements

Grade C in A-Level Mathematics or Grade A at O-Level

4 years

Next start date

September 2018

A Level Grades (2017)

A* A* A & b (AS) or equivalent combination

Average intake


Closing Date

Next start date

September 2018

NFQ level

Mode of study

ECTS weighting




PAC code

Course Outline

Mathematical Science Button


Further Education

Graduates have a broad range of options for postgraduate work available to them. Opportunities include MSc or PhD programmes at NUI Galway and further afield in all areas of the Mathematical Sciences. Interdisciplinary research options are also available.

Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

The reasoning skills and problem-solving abilities of Mathematical Science graduates are highly valued and the career opportunities are diverse, both in the public and private sectors. Many graduates are employed in the financial and actuarial services, while others are working in the IT industry, particularly in programming and software development. Others work in the pharmaceutical industry, doing clinical research, and in secondary and tertiary education, and the civil service.

Who’s Suited to This Course

Learning Outcomes


Work Placement

Study Abroad

Related Student Organisations

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€7,492 p.a. 2017/18

Fees: Tuition

€4,268 p.a. 2017/18

Fees: Student Contribution

€3,000 p.a. 2017/18

Fees: Student levy

€224 p.a. 2017/18

Fees: Non EU

€13,750 p.a. 2017/18
EU Fees 2017/18:
- Tuition: may be paid by the Irish Government on your behalf if you qualify for free tuition fees see - free fee initiative.
- Student Contribution: €3,000 - payable by all students but may by paid by SUSI if you apply and are deemed eligible for a means tested SUSI grant.
- Student Levy:  €224 - payable by all students and is not covered by SUSI.

Find out More

Dr Emma Holian
Programme Director
College of Science
T 353 91 495 490 
F 353 91 494 578
E emma.holian@nuigalway.ie