HDip Mathematical Studies

Graduate Taught (level 8 nfq, credits 60)

This programme is for you if you have a passion for mathematics, for problem solving and for deep understanding of the structures which underlie much of everyday experience. The programme may be of particular benefit to teachers or potential teachers, who would like to include mathematics among the subjects that they are eligible to teach at Leaving Certificate level. If you have already been exposed to a limited amount of University-level mathematics and would like to find a path into teaching or more advanced studies in the subject, then this programme provides the necessary bridge. After completing the Higher Diploma Mathematical Studies you will achieve a level of competence equivalent to that of a Mathematics major in a three-year honours degree.  The programme covers the mathematics necessary to qualify the student to teach mathematics to Leaving Certificate level when combined with a Professional Master of Education (PME). 

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  • The programme covers the mathematics necessary to qualify the student to teach mathematics to Leaving Certificate level when combined with a Professional Master of Education (PME).
  • Foundation for more advanced study of mathematics

Careers & Employability

The programme covers the mathematics necessary to qualify the student to teach mathematics to Leaving Certificate level when combined with a Professional Master of Education (PME). With further study in mathematics or a related discipline a wide range of the following careers become available: Financial engineer/quantitative analyst, Meteorologist, Computer animation, Graduate entry into banking/accountancy, Systems biologist, Internet security, software, Statistician. 

Prospective employers include Bell Labs, Campbell Scientific, Google, IBM, Intel, IFSC, Met Éireann, Microsoft, Nokia, Norkom, Philips, RIM 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

Part Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

The programme is intended for those graduates who have studied a certain amount of mathematics in their degree and would like to deepen their knowledge of mathematics. The programme may be of particular benefit to teachers or potential teachers who would like to include mathematics among the subjects that they are eligible to teach at Leaving Certificate Level.

The programme is intended for those graduates who have studied a certain amount of mathematics in their degree and would like to deepen their knowledge of mathematics. The programme may be of particular benefit to teachers or potential teachers who would like to include mathematics among the subjects that they are eligible to teach at Leaving Certificate Level.The programme will give students the opportunity to gain a deep understanding of the concepts of modern mathematics, and a mastery of the associated skills and technologies. We expect our students to become autonomous inquisitive learners capable of formulating and creatively solving relevant problems in the language of mathematics. Our graduates will be in demand by employers and academic research institutes for their ability to use the tools they have learned to explain, describe and predict. We value students who are motivated to find the underlying mathematical causes and reasons for observations and patterns. We aim to provide a teaching and learning environment that develops confidence and independence through a wide variety of interactive formats, both inside and outside the classroom.

  • 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
  • Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of mathematics and its applications
  • 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
  • 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 Studies (T172) Full Time
EU          fee per year - € 7500
nonEU    fee per year - € 13630

HDip Mathematical Studies (T173) Part Time
EU          fee per year - € 4320
nonEU    fee per year - € 8800

***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.

This programme is intended for applicants who hold a lower second class honours or higher undergraduate degree with at least 10 credits of university-level mathematics, including a course in calculus and a course in linear algebra.

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.

 

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Graduate Profile

Cathal Dempsey, Risk Analyst
Having completed a BComm, choosing to then study Mathematics was initially daunting and very challenging, but thankfully the design of the course and in particular the support from lecturers was excellent. The approachability of lecturers and their genuine desire to see you improve and learn was a huge help. I found the course to be so interesting and enjoyable that I decided to continue and study the UCD Higher Diploma in Mathematical Science.

The following entry routes are available:

HDip Mathematical Studies FT (T172)
Duration
1 Years
Attend
Full Time
Deadline
Closed
HDip Mathematical Studies PT (T173)
Duration
2 Years
Attend
Part Time
Deadline
Closed