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UCD MSc in Mathematics

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University College Dublin
23 August 2012
Maths & IT
Masters Courses
Course fee

Further information

Who is the Programme for?

The programme is intended for those who have a strong undergraduate degree in mathematics and who wish to pursue this subject to the frontiers of current research.

What will I learn?

You will learn advanced mathematics, and catch a first glimpse of research-level mathematics.

How will I benefit?

The MSc in Mathematics is highly regarded by prospective employers and gives you a competitive advantage in the job market. Modules are taught by experienced mathematicians who are also active researchers.

What is the programme about?

The MSc in Mathematics is intended to bring the student to a level of knowledge and understanding where they can confidently begin to study modern research literature in Mathematics, and can prepare to embark on a research project of their own (under supervision). It is a one-year full-time programme which involves both taught modules and dissertation work in the ratio 2:1.


Programme Highlights

·         Challenging programme

·         Exposure to research

·         Postgraduate Seminar

·         Gives headstart on PhD


Where can I go?

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


MSc in Mathematics:

You should hold a 2H1 degree in Mathematics with a grade of Second Class Honours or better, and for which the course requirements are of comparable content and standard to that of the UCD BSc degree major in Mathematics.

Those who have been awarded a distinction, or Second Class Honours Grade 1, in the Higher Diploma in Mathematical Science (Mathematics stream) are eligible for the programme.


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