BA Mathematical Studies    vs    BA Mathematics

BA Mathematical Studies (80 ECTS):

  • It has been designed specifically for BA Arts (Honours) students.
  • Second and third year modules are typically assessed via: end of semester exam (50%); continuous assessment (30%); communication skills (20%).
  • It meets the Teaching Council subject requirements for Mathematics, and is often taken in conjunction with a core teaching subject like English, Irish or a modern language
  • It is a good complement to numerically based subjects likes Economics, Geography, Psychology Studies.
  • It emphasizes: modern applications of mathematics; the cultural context of Mathematics; methodology.
  • 35 ECTS of modules are closely based on just three textbooks: Stewart's calculus book (27.5 ECTS), Lay's linear algebra book (10 ECTS), Lawson's algebra book (7.5 ECTS). Most other modules are closely based on a textbook.
  • Graduates with Mathematical Studies as one BA subject are versatile and employable.

BA Mathematics (80 ECTS):

  • It consists of the core of the first three years of the 4-year BSc Mathematics degree aimed at Science students.
  • It places less emphasis on cultural context, applications and methodology.
  • It places more emphasis on proving theorems.
  • It meets the Teaching Council subject requirements for Mathematics.
  • Graduates with Mathematics as one BA subject are versatile and employable.