### Programme Overview:

- Duration:
- 1 Years
- Attendance:
- Full Time
- Next Intake:
- Contact Name:
- Valerie Kendlin
- Contact Number:
- +353 (0)1 716 2452
- Fees:
- Fee Information

Taking the Higher Diploma in Mathematical Science will allow you complete the core components of a BSc Honours Degree in Mathematics or Mathematical Science. This course would equip you with the necessary background to pursue an MSc degree in Mathematics or Mathematical Sciences.

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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.Numeracy, organisation and problem-solving skills are required in areas such as the trading floor of an investment bank, the mathematics classroom, predicting the weather and in the insurance industry. 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, IBM, IFSC, Intel, Google, Lloyds, Marine Institute, Met Éireann, Microsoft, Nokia, Norkom, Numerica Corporation, OpenHydro, Paddy Power, Phillips, RIM, Simula Research and the Tyndall Institute.

Full Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: **Yes**

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

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

HDip Mathematical Science (T011) Full Time

EU fee per year - € 6785 ^{}

nonEU fee per year - € 12400 ^{}

HDip Mathematical Science (T086) Part Time

EU fee per year - € 3905 ^{}

nonEU fee per year - € 8070 ^{}****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

The following entry routes are available: