Mathematics (through Arts & Humanities/Social Sciences)

Course Information

BA (Hons) (NFQ Level 8) or BSc (Hons) NFQ Level 8)

Full time - Undergraduate Studies

CAO Code: DN520 BA Arts
CAO Points Range 2018: 381
Length of Course: 3 Years
Average Intake: 350

CAO Code: DN700 BSc Social Sciences
CAO Points Range 2018: 392
Length of Course: 4 Years
Average Intake: 500

Leaving Certificate:

DN520 – O6/H7 in English, Irish, a third language and three other recognised subjects

DN700 – O6/H7 in English, Irish, Mathematics and three other recognised subjects

Special Entry Recommendations

In order to study Mathematics, we strongly recommend that you also have at least a Grade H4 in Leaving Certificate Mathematics, or equivalent.

 

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Why is this course for me?

Mathematics plays a key role in our quest to fully describe and understand the natural world. Those who concentrate on this subject will gain an understanding of mathematical concepts and learn how to prove key facts and solve problems using deductive reasoning. If you are interested in studying Mathematics together with an Arts and Humanities or Social Sciences subject, then this degree is for you.

Career & Graduate Study Opportunities

The skills and problem-solving abilities you acquire are highly prized in a range of professions. Mathematics graduates have found highly rewarding employment in: Actuarial science, Political science, Journalism, Business, Sociology, Banking and financial services, IT, Education, Meteorology, Accounting. Graduates may also pursue further study, including the HDip in Mathematical Science (qualifier for the MSc in Mathematical Science), HDip in Statistics, and MA in either Mathematics or Statistics.

What Will I Study

Some first year modules build on the foundations laid at Leaving Certificate or equivalent, while others will introduce exciting new aspects of the subject. It is not assumed that you will have met everything before and each topic is carefully introduced and built upon.

BA Arts

Mathematics as part of a BA can be combined with one of 12 subjects including English, Music, Irish and History.

First Year

  • Calculus
  • Linear Algebra
  • Combinatorics & Number Theory
  • Plus Other Subject
  • Plus Electives.

Second Year

Topics in Mathematics include:

  • Multivariable Calculus
  • Analysis
  • Algebraic Structures
  • Linear Algebra 2
  • Statistics & Probability, with options Graphs and Networks
  • The Mathematics of Google
  • Theory of Games
  • Plus Other Subject
  • Plus Elective Modules.

Third Year

  • Complex Analysis
  • Geometry
  • Group Theory and Applications with options
  • History of Mathematics
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Differential Equations
  • Plus Other Subject
  • Elective Modules.

BSc Social Sciences

Mathematics as part of a BSc can be combined with one of seven subjects including: Economics, Sociology and Geography.

First Year

  • Calculus
  • Linear Algebra,
  • Combinatorics & Number Theory
  • Plus Other Subject
  • Electives.

Second Year

Topics in Mathematics include:

  • Multivariable Calculus
  • Analysis
  • Algebraic Structures
  • Linear Algebra
  • Plus Other Subject
  • Elective Modules.

Third & Fourth Year

Mathematics topics include:

  • Complex Analysis
  • Geometry
  • Advanced Linear Algebra
  • Group Theory and Applications
  • Mathematics of Google
  • History of Mathematics
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Differential Equations
  • Research Portfolio
  • Internship Opportunity
  • Study Abroad Opportunity
  • Plus Other Subject
  • Electives.

How Will I Study

Studying Mathematics (BA Arts)
Studying Mathematics (BSc Social Sciences)

International Study Opportunities

  • University of California,USA
  • Queen’s University, Canada
  • University of Perugia, Italy
  • University of Konstanz, Germany.

Testimonial

“I decided to study Mathematics at UCD as part of a Joint Honours degree because of the huge variety of interesting topics available. I was taught by world-class lecturers and mathematicians who are at the forefront of exciting research and discovery. The Mathematics degree provides an excellent foundation both for employment and further study, and I have since undertaken a Higher Diploma in Mathematical Science.”

Patrick Doohan Student

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