### Programme Overview:

- Duration:
- 1 Years
- Attendance:
- Full Time
- Mode of Delivery:
- Face-to-Face
- Next Intake:
- 2024/2025 September
- Contact Name:
- Contact Number:
- +353 (0)1 716 2580
- Fees:
- Fee Information

This Higher Diploma in Mathematical Science offers the opportunity for graduates with a degree in a subject other than mathematics to achieve a more advanced mathematical training. Taking the Higher Diploma in Mathematical Science will allow you to complete the core components of a BSc Honours Degree in Mathematics or Mathematical Science. The strongest students can continue their mathematical education, and pursue a PhD in Mathematics.

The UCD School of Mathematics and Statistics is a dynamic, multidisciplinary school spanning the disciplines of Mathematics, Applied and Computational Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science. The School engages in research of international renown and teaches students across all disciplines.

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The UCD School of Mathematics and Statistics is a dynamic, multidisciplinary school spanning the disciplines of Mathematics, Applied and Computational Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science.Some of the careers chosen by our graduates include working as researchers in mathematics (both in academia and industry), actuarial consultants, risk analysts, meteorologists, IT consultants, and second- and third-level teaching.

Prospective employers include Aquamarine Power, Alcatel-Lucent, Bureau Veritas, Campbell Scientific, Google, IBM, IFSC, Intel, Lloyds, Marine Institute, Met Éireann, Microsoft, Nokia, Norkom, Numerica Corporation, OpenHydro, Paddy Power, Philips, RIM, Simula Research and the Tyndall National Institute.

*Curricular information is subject to change*

Full Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: **Yes**

International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. **Yes**

This programme is aimed at graduates whose level of mathematical training is high, but below that of the UCD BSc Degree Honours in Mathematics or Applied and Computational Mathematics, and who have demonstrated mathematical flair. It enables them to reach in one year a level of mathematical knowledge equivalent to that of BSc Honours graduates.

- Analyze and interpret data, find patterns and draw conclusions
- Apply mathematical reasoning and techniques to formulate and solve problems
- Approach problems in an analytical, precise and rigorous way
- Carry out research into a specific topic, including survey and synthesize the known literature
- Confidently analyze and draw information from large quantities of data
- Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of mathematics and statistics
- Explore and manipulate abstract concepts
- Give oral presentations of technical mathematical material at a level appropriate for the audience
- Model real-world problems in a mathematical framework
- Prepare a written report on technical mathematical content in clear and precise language
- Use the language of logic to reason correctly and make deductions
- Use the power of modern technology to augment mathematical and statistical problem solving
- Work independently and as part of a team

HDip Mathematical Science (T011) Full Time

EU fee per year - € 8270 ^{}

nonEU fee per year - € 15030 ^{}

HDip Mathematical Science (T086) Part Time

EU fee per year - € 4770 ^{}

nonEU fee per year - € 9700 ^{}****Fees are subject to change*

Tuition fee information is available on the UCD Fees website. Please note that UCD offers a number of graduate scholarships for full-time, self-funding international students, holding an offer of a place on a UCD graduate degree programme. For further information please see International Scholarships.

• The mathematics stream of this programme is especially intended for applicants with a degree in mathematical studies, economics and finance, a three-year honours degree in mathematics or a cognate discipline with a high mathematical content. An upper second class honours or the international equivalent is required.

• The applied and computational mathematics stream of this programme is especially intended for science and engineering graduates who have scored highly in their mathematics, applied mathematics or mathematical physics courses. An upper second class honours or the international equivalent is required.

• Other graduates who believe that their mathematical training provides suffi cient background to cope with the programme may apply for entry to the Programme Coordinator.

• Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent.

School of Mathematics and Statistics Application Process FAQ

**Graduate Profile**

**Dr Alison Sneyd**

After completing a degree in Mathematical Studies at UCD, I decided to do the HDip in Mathematical Science because it gave me the qualification I needed to pursue a PhD in mathematics. The HDip increased my understanding of a wide variety of topics in mathematics and was very beneficial to my future studies.

The following entry routes are available:

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised