Entry Points (2022)

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.

Applications and Selections

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

4 years

Next start date

September 2022

A Level Grades (2022)


Average intake


QQI/FET FETAC Entry Routes

4 (More Info)

Closing Date
NFQ level

Mode of study

ECTS weighting




Course code

Course Outline

Mathematical Science Button


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


• Applied Mathematics
• 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
• 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


• 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.



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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