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Bachelor of Science (Mathematical Science)
This honours degree programme provides students with a solid foundation in Mathematical Science, encompassing all aspects of mathematics and its applications. Students will have the opportunity to specialise in particular areas, for example in mathematics, applied mathematics, financial mathematics, computer science, statistics and bioinformatics.
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Requirements and Assessment
Minimum Grade H5 in two subjects and passes in four other subjects at O6/H7 level in the Leaving Certificate including Irish, English, Mathematics and three other subjects recognised for entry purposes. Additional requirements: Minimum of H5 or O1 in Mathematics.
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For more information, please visit the Current Students page on the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Applied Mathematics website here.
• Applied Mathematics
• Probability Models and Statistical Methods
• Introduction to Programming
• One of: Biology, Chemistry, Physics
• Mathematical Science Workshop Series
Curriculum core consists of components from the following modules/pathways:
• Linear Algebra
• Discrete Mathematics
• Differential Forms
• Complex Analysis
• Statistical Inference
• Mathematical Methods
• Up to one-third of the second-year curriculum can be selected from a list of additional options, some offered from within the school and some available within other science disciplines, subject by first-year prerequisites
YEAR THREE AND FOUR
• Selection of specialised modules from chosen areas of the mathematical sciences. Students can view the range of possibilites on the course website.
• Final-year project in subject area of your choice.
Curriculum InformationCurriculum information relates to the current academic year (in most cases).
Course and module offerings and details may be subject to change.
Glossary of Terms
- You must earn a defined number of credits (aka ECTS) to complete each year of your course. You do this by taking all of its required modules as well as the correct number of optional modules to obtain that year's total number of credits.
- An examinable portion of a subject or course, for which you attend lectures and/or tutorials and carry out assignments. E.g. Algebra and Calculus could be modules within the subject Mathematics. Each module has a unique module code eg. MA140.
- Some courses allow you to choose subjects, where related modules are grouped together. Subjects have their own required number of credits, so you must take all that subject's required modules and may also need to obtain the remainder of the subject's total credits by choosing from its available optional modules.
- A module you may choose to study.
- A module that you must study if you choose this course (or subject).
- Required Core Subject
- A subject you must study because it's integral to that course.
- Most courses have 2 semesters (aka terms) per year, so a three-year course will have six semesters in total. For clarity, this page will refer to the first semester of year 2 as 'Semester 3'.
Year 1 (60 Credits)Optional BO101: Biology - 15 Credits - Semester 1
Optional CH130: Chemistry: The World of the Molecule - 15 Credits - Semester 1
Optional PH101: Physics - 15 Credits - Semester 1
Required MA180: Mathematics (Honours) - 15 Credits - Semester 1
Required MP180: Applied Mathematics - 15 Credits - Semester 1
Required CS103: Computer Science - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required ST1111: Probability Models - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required ST1112: Statistical Methods - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Year 2 (60 Credits)Optional BO201: Molecular and Cellular Biology - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional MP231: Mathematical Methods I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional MA215: Mathematical Molecular Biology I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional CH203: Physical Chemistry - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional CH204: Inorganic Chemistry - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional CT2101: Object Oriented Programming I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional BI208: Protein Structure and Function - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional MA2286: Differential Forms - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional PH2102: Physics Laboratory and Problem Solving I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional CS2101: Programming for Science and Finance - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional PH2105: Mechanics and Thermodynamics - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional MA1993: Mathematics Of Finance - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required MA284: Discrete Mathematics - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required MP236: Mechanics I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required ST2003: Random Variables - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional CS211: Programming and Operating Systems - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional CT2102: Object Oriented Programming II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional BI207: Metabolism and Cell Signalling - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional MA216: Mathematical Molecular Biology II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional CH202: Organic Chemistry - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional CH205: Analytical & Environmental Chemistry - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional BI206: Gene Technologies and Molecular Medicine - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional MA2287: Complex Analysis - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional PH2104: Physics Laboratory and Problem Solving II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional PH2106: Atomic Physics & Electromagnetism - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional MP232: Mathematical Methods II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required MA283: Linear Algebra - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required MP237: Mechanics II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required ST2004: Statistical Inference - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional MA2111: Anailís - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Graduates have a broad range of options for postgraduate work available to them. Opportunities include MSc or PhD programmes at University of Galway and further afield in all areas of the Mathematical Sciences. Interdisciplinary research options are also available.
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