BA (Hons) (NFQ Level 8) or BSc (Hons) NFQ Level 8)
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If you are interested in studying Mathematics together with an Arts and Humanities or Social Sciences subject, then this degree is for you.
Mathematics has long played a central role in our quest to fully describe and understand the natural world. Nowadays, it is also a vital tool in many of the social sciences. 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.
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 Joint Honours
Mathematics as part of a BA can be combined with one of 12 subjects including English, Music, Irish and History.
Topics in Mathematics include:
BSc Social Sciences
Mathematics as part of a BSc can be combined with one of seven subjects including: Economics, Sociology and Geography.
Third & Fourth Year
Assessment will be through a combination of end-of-trimester written examinations, projects and continuous assessment.
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Students may apply to study abroad at international partner universities in Year 3 of the Social Sciences programme.
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) and the HDip and MA in Statistics.
“I really enjoyed Maths at school so when it came to choosing a college course, I selected Maths as a joint major with Information and Communication Studies. It allowed me to study two topics that offered diversity, kept me engaged, and provided me with broader career options after graduation. The maths course is very wide ranging and offers an array of topics from linear algebra in first year to group theory in final year. It is a challenging course but is very well supported by the lecturers, tutors, and Math Support Centre to help you keep on top of the subject.”
Jonluke Kelly, Student
Associate Professor Chris Boyd
UCD School of Mathematics and Statistics
Science Centre North,