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The School of Mathematics, Statistics and Applied Mathematics offers a wide range of study opportunities. Prospective students can choose the one that best meets their needs. The various options are described below under the following headings.
Students will undertake a five-month (April-August) work placement after their third year, either off- or on-campus. This Professional Experience Programme gives students an opportunity to work on projects relevant to their course of study and significantly improves their chances of obtaining employment after graduation. (CAO code GY350)
The two year MA in Mathematics is aimed at students with a strong primary degree in Mathematical Studies, or equivalent. During the first year of study, students gain expertise and confidence in advanced Mathematics, to the level usually found in a four-year single-honours undergraduate programme. Courses taken include Algebra, Analysis, Topology, Numerical Analysis, and Statistics. Every student completes a project, which introduces them to a modern area of mathematics, and the research techniques and tools that are used in Mathematical investigations. In the second year, students are introduced to advanced topics and concepts. Although it prepares graduates for advanced research degrees, many are also in demand in the financial and semi-state sectors. The graduate diploma in Mathematics bridges the gap between four-year programmes with a substantial mathematical component, and those that are broader in focus or shorter in duration. It opens opportunities to taught and research Masters programmes, as well as the many career options open to Mathematics graduates. (More details)
HDip: this programme is aimed at students who have a background in Applied Mathematics, or Mathematics, equivalent to a Level 7 degree and who wish to upgrade their skills in Applied Mathematics and Mathematical Modelling. The aim of the Higher Diploma programme is to further develop students' abilities in applying mathematics to problems in the physical world. 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 mathematical research. (More details)