A diploma in Mathematics bridges the gap between a four-year mathematics programme, and one that has a substantial mathematical component, but that is not to the same level as an honors degree.
It opens opportunities to taught and research Masters programmes, as well as the many career options open to Mathematics graduates Participating students are given the opportunity to develop their skills in different areas of mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics, and mathematical modelling by taking advanced level courses. They study five courses each semester chosen from a catalogue of appropriate courses. They also undertake a supervised project working in close collaboration with an academic member of staff during which they are trained in various research techniques and gain an insight into some current area of Applied Mathematics research. At the end of this programme successful students will have an equivalent level of knowledge and experience as a student who has completed a BSc (Applied Mathematics).
What you need to know
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What is the length of the course?
9 Months Full-time
When can I apply?
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Number of Places
Fees and Funding
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Living Costs per year
Features and Benefits
- A higher diploma in Mathematics is a flexible 9-month programme that bridges the gap between a four-year mathematics programme and one that has a substantial mathematical component, but that is not to the same level as an honours degree.
- It opens opportunities to taught and research Masters programmes, as well as the many career options open to Mathematics graduates. Students take six modules each semester chosen from a catalogue of appropriate advanced mathematical modules.
How to Apply
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As part of your application, you will be required to submit:
- Your academic history and transcripts (Actual and/or Predicted Grades)
- Proof of English proficiency (typically IELTS or TOEFL scores)
- 2 letters of recommendation
- A copy of your passport
- Personal Statement
- Extra requests for certain courses
Minimum entry requirements
- Higher diploma students should hold a bachelor’s degree involving at least 35 ECTS of appropriate mathematics or applied mathematics modules or equivalent.
- Masters’ students should hold a bachelor’s degree, involving a significant mathematical component at upper second-class honors level.
Arts/Business/Law (No less than 5.5 in any Component)
IELTS: 6.5 Overall
Pearson (PTE): 61
Duolingo English Test (DET)**: 110
• Temporary measure for 2020 only in response to COVID-19
Special Entry Requirements
School Placement: Throughout each of the two years of the programme students have two school placements (one per year). Students are responsible for securing their own school placement for PME Year 1 prior to registration on the programme. The requirements for the PME Year 1 placement are outlined in the FAQs document (see ‘Find Out More’ link). Please note: All students registering on the PME will be subject to Garda Vetting in compliance with the University’s policy.
Recent graduates have found employment in the education sector and the financial and actuarial industries, and have pursued Master’sand PhD degrees in Mathematics.