HDip Mathematical Studies

Graduate Taught (level 8 nfq, credits 60)

The HDip Mathematical Studies is for those interested in furthering their study of mathematics, starting from a small exposure to university-level mathematics. It contains a mix of modules on topics including algebra, analysis, geometry, history of mathematics and applicable mathematics.

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. 

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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

Graduates from our degree programmes have skills that are relatively rare and are therefore in high demand. They have a wide variety of career opportunities. Those who decide to become teachers have the accreditation necessary to teach Mathematics in schools.

Some more examples:

  • Basic Research in Industry or Academia
  • Applied Research in Industry or Academia
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Mathematical Modelling
  • Coding and Cryptography

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.

HDip Mathematical Studies (T172) Full Time
EU          fee per year - € 6955
nonEU    fee per year - € 12800

HDip Mathematical Studies (T173) Part Time
EU          fee per year - € 4005
nonEU    fee per year - € 8265

***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.

 

School of Mathematics and Statistics Application Process FAQ

The following entry routes are available:

HDip Mathematical Studies FT (T172)
Duration
1 Years
Attendance
Full Time
Deadline
Rolling *
HDip Mathematical Studies PT (T173)
Duration
2 Years
Attendance
Part Time
Deadline
Rolling *

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