BA (Hons) Mathematics

University College Dublin

Course Overview

If you are interested in studying Mathematics together with an Arts and Humanities or Social Sciences subject, then this degree is for you.

Mathematics has long played a central role in our quest to fully describe and understand the natural world. Nowadays, it is also a vital tool in many of the social sciences. Those who concentrate on this subject will gain an understanding of mathematical concepts and learn how to prove key facts and solve problems using deductive reasoning. If you are interested in studying Mathematics together with an Arts and Humanities or Social Sciences subject, then this degree is for you.

What you need to know

Where is the course located?

Dublin City

What is the length of the course?

3 Years Full-time

When can I apply?

You can apply today

When does the course start?


Placement options

Students may apply to study abroad at international partner universities in Year 3 of the Social Sciences programme.

Application Closing Date

Open for an application

Number of Places


Fees and Funding

Non-EU Tuition Fees

€ 19,900 p.a.

Living Costs per year

€ 12,000

Application Fee

€ 60

Features and Benefits

  • Mathematics as part of a BA can be combined with one of 12 subjects including English, Music, Irish and History.
  • Assessment will be through a combination of end-of-semester written examinations, projects and continuous assessment.
  • Some first year modules build on the foundations laid at Leaving Certificate or equivalent, while others will introduce exciting new aspects of the subject.
  • The classes are interesting, the lecturers are enthusiastic.

Entry requirements

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
  • CV/Resume
  • Extra requests for certain courses

Minimum entry requirements


  • Example of high school qualifications that are considered for Year 1 entry are as follows:
    A-Level, IB Diploma, US Diploma, SAT, ACT, AP, ILC, HKDSE, STPM, CBSE, CISCE, ATAR, CAPE and NCEA.
  • If you have a different high school qualification you may have to apply for a foundation programme.


  • Students who do not meet entry requirements for Year 1 can apply for a foundation programme at most universities. Contact our counsellors for further details and advice on a suitable course for you.

English Requirements

• IELTS: An average score of 6.5 over all components and a minimum of 6.0 in each band on the Academic Version.

  1. A minimum score of 600 in the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), with Test of Written English at 475+
  2. A minimum score of 90 is required in the Internet based TOEFL (Ibt) with a score of at least 20 in each section.

• Pearson English Language Text: Minimum of 63 and at least 59 for each item in the Communicative Skills section.
• Temporary measure for 2020 ONLY (Response to Covid 19): For students affected by testing centre closures due to COVID-19, UCD has approved the use of the Duolingo English Test (DET) as a temporary measure for the 2020 intake. The minimum requirement will be a DET score of 110. An interview may be required in conjunction with this.

Special Entry Requirements

In order to study Mathematics, we strongly recommend that you also have at least a Grade H4 in Leaving Certificate Mathematics, or equivalent.

Career Prospects

The skills and problem-solving abilities you acquire are highly prized in a range of professions. Mathematics graduates have found highly rewarding employment in: Actuarial science, Political science, Journalism, Business, Sociology, Banking and financial services, IT, Education, Meteorology, Accounting. Graduates may also pursue further study, including the HDip in Mathematical Science (qualifier for the MSc in Mathematical Science), HDip in Statistics, and MA in either Mathematics or Statistics.