Course Name 
Mathematical Science 
Course Provider 
University College Dublin 
Course Code 
T011 
Course Type 
Postgraduate 
Qualifications 
Award Name  NFQ Classification  Awarding Body  NFQ Level 
Higher Diploma (Level 8 NFQ)
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Major 
National University of Ireland 
Level 8 NFQ 

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Course provider 
Attendance Options 
Full time, Daytime 
Location (Districts) 
Belfield 
Qualification Letters 
HDip 
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment 
Next Intake:2019/2020 September
Deadline Rolling *
* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised 
Application Date 
Full Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes
The following entry routes are available:
HDip Mathematical Science FT (T011)
Duration 1 Years
Attendance Full Time
Deadline Rolling *
* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised 
Application Weblink 
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Duration 
1 year fulltime. 
Course Fee 
Expand+HDip Mathematical Science (T011) Full Time
EU fee per year  € 6955
nonEU fee per year  € 12800
HDip Mathematical Science (T086) Part Time
EU fee per year  € 4005
nonEU fee per year  € 8265
***Fees are...
HideHDip Mathematical Science (T011) Full Time
EU fee per year  € 6955
nonEU fee per year  € 12800
HDip Mathematical Science (T086) 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 fulltime, selffunding international students, holding an offer of a place on a UCD graduate degree programme. For further information please see International Scholarships.

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Entry Requirements 
Expand+• The mathematics stream of this programme is especially intended for applicants with a degree in mathematical studies, economics and finance, a threeyear honours degree in mathematics or a cognate discipline with a high mathematical content. An u...
Hide• The mathematics stream of this programme is especially intended for applicants with a degree in mathematical studies, economics and finance, a threeyear 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.

Course Content 
Expand+HDip Mathematical Science
Graduate Taught (level 8 nfq, credits 60)
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 ...
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Graduate Taught (level 8 nfq, credits 60)
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.
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.
Vision and Values Statement
This programme is aimed at graduates whose level of mathematical training is high, but below that of a fouryear honours BSc degree in the Mathematical Sciences, 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 and thus, in particular, qualifies them to enter the MSc degree in Mathematics or Mathematical Sciences. The programme will give students the opportunity to gain a deep understanding of the concepts of modern mathematics and statistics, 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 and statistics. 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.
Programme Outcomes
Demonstrate an indepth 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 realworld 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
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 and thus, in particular, qualifies them to enter the MSc degree in Mathematics or Mathematical Sciences.

Subjects Taught 
Expand+Stage 1  Option
Computational Science ACM20030
Classical Mech. & Special Rel. ACM20050
Oscillations in Mech Systems ACM20060
Vector Integral & Differential Calculus ACM20150
Analytical Mechani...
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Computational Science ACM20030
Classical Mech. & Special Rel. ACM20050
Oscillations in Mech Systems ACM20060
Vector Integral & Differential Calculus ACM20150
Analytical Mechanics ACM30010
Dynamical Systems ACM30190
Foundations of Fluid Mechanics ACM30200
Foundations of Quantum Mechanics ACM30210
Partial Differential Equations ACM30220
Electrodynamics & Gauge Theory ACM40010
Environmental Fluids ACM40070
Differential Geometry and Topology in Physics ACM40090
Numerical Algorithms ACM40290
Survey of Appl and Comp Math ACM40690
Calculus of Several Variables MATH20060
Graphs and Networks MATH20150
Linear Algebra 2 for the Mathematical Sciences MATH20300
Groups, Rings and Fields MATH20310
Advanced Linear Algebra MATH30030
Functions of One Complex Variable MATH30040
Metric Spaces MATH30090
Number Theory MATH30130
Cryptography: Theory & Practice MATH30250
Ring Theory MATH40010
Combinatorics MATH40240
Functional Analysis MATH40310
Differential Geometry MATH40370
Stochastic Analysis MATH40480
Inferential Statistics STAT20100
Probability Theory STAT20110
Predictive Analytics I STAT30240
Advanced Predictive Analytics STAT30250

Careers or Further Progression 
Expand+Careers & Employability
Numeracy, organisation and problemsolving 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 c...
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Numeracy, organisation and problemsolving 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 thirdlevel teaching.
Prospective employers include Aquamarine Power, AlcatelLucent, 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.

Further Enquiries 
Contact Name: Valerie Kendlin
Contact Number:+353 (0)1 716 2452 
Course Web Page 
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