Entry Points (2022)
510

Course Overview

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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Who Teaches this Course

Requirements and Assessment

Key Facts

Entry Requirements

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.


Additional Requirements

Grade C in A-Level Mathematics or Grade A at O-Level
Duration

4 years

Next start date

September 2023

A Level Grades (2022)

universityofgalway.ie/alevels

Average intake

15

QQI/FET FETAC Entry Routes

4 (More Info)

Closing Date
NFQ level

Mode of study

ECTS weighting

Award

CAO

GY319

Course code

Course Outline

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For more information, please visit the Current Students page on the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Applied Mathematics website here.

YEAR ONE

• Applied Mathematics
• Mathematics
• Probability Models and Statistical Methods
• Introduction to Programming
• One of: Biology, Chemistry, Physics
• Mathematical Science Workshop Series

YEAR TWO

Curriculum core consists of components from the following modules/pathways:
• Linear Algebra
• Discrete Mathematics
• Differential Forms
• Complex Analysis
• Probability
• Statistical Inference
• Mechanics
• 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 to firstyear 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.

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Curriculum Information

Curriculum information relates to the current academic year (in most cases).
Course and module offerings and details may be subject to change.

Glossary of Terms

Credits
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.
Module
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.
Subject
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.
Optional
A module you may choose to study.
Required
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.
Semester
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 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
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 MA2993: Mathematics Of Finance - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional PH2106: Atomic Physics & Electromagnetism - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional MA2111: Anailís - 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

Further Education

Graduates have a broad range of options for postgraduate work available to them. Opportunities include MSc or PhD programmes at NUI Galway and further afield in all areas of the Mathematical Sciences. Interdisciplinary research options are also available.

Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

The reasoning skills and problem-solving abilities of Mathematical Science graduates are highly valued and the career opportunities are diverse, both in the public and private sectors. Many graduates are employed in the financial and actuarial services, while others are working in the IT industry, particularly in programming and software development. Others work in the pharmaceutical industry, doing clinical research, and in secondary and tertiary education, and the civil service.

Who’s Suited to This Course

Learning Outcomes

Transferable Skills Employers Value

Work Placement

Study Abroad

Related Student Organisations

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€7,408 p.a. 2022/23

Fees: Tuition

€4,268 p.a. 2022/23

Fees: Student Contribution

€3,000 p.a. 2022/23

Fees: Student levy

€140 p.a. 2022/23

Fees: Non EU

€23,140 p.a. 2022/23


EU Fees are comprised of Tuition + Student Contribution Charge + Student Levy** €140.  **Payable by all students and is not covered by SUSI.  Further detail here.

Find out More

Professor Dane Flannery
Programme Director
School of Mathematics, Statistics and Applied Mathematics
T 353 91 493 587 
F 353 91 494 578

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