Applied Mathematics, Mathematics & Education

Course Information

BSc (Hons) (NFQ Level 8) & MSc (NFQ Level 9)

Full Time - Undergraduate Studies

CAO Code: DN200
CAO Points Range 2018: 520
Length of Course: 5 Years (BSc 4 Years + MSc 1 Year)
Average Intake: 400

Leaving Certificate:
  • O2/H6 in Mathematics
  • O2/H6 in a laboratory science (Applied Mathematics or Geography may be used instead of a laboratory science subject) and
  • O6/H7 in English, Irish and two other recognised subjects

Special Entry Recommedations: We recommend that all students in Applied Mathematics, Mathematics & Education should have a minimum Grade H4 in Leaving Certificate Mathematics, or equivalent.

Click below for equivalent entry requirements information for:

Why is this course for me?

If you’re interested in mathematics and applied mathematics, and think you might like to teach these subjects at post-primary level, then this course may be for you. It’s designed so that from the start, you study mathematics and applied mathematics, along with education, in an integrated manner. In third year, you will gain teaching experience by completing placements (which we find for you) in a post-primary school and as a third-level tutor.

The four-year BSc in Applied Mathematics, Mathematics & Education leads directly to the one-year MSc in Mathematics and Science Education. On completion of both degrees, you are fully qualified to teach Applied Mathematics and Mathematics to Higher Level Leaving Certificate Level.

Key Facts:

The five-year course is fully accredited
by the Teaching Council of Ireland.

Placements are integrated into this course from first year, with year-long placements at two different post-primary schools during the final two years of the course.

Career & Graduate Study Opportunities

On completion of the BSc, students have guaranteed entry to the MSc in Mathematics & Science Education, provided they have achieved a GPA of 3.08. This is equivalent to a 2.1 Honours.

Placements are integrated into this course from first year. Care is taken to slowly introduce you to placements to enable you to build confidence before teaching a class of pupils. During the last two years of the course, students are assigned year-long placements at two different post-primary schools. These placements are designed so that students not only obtain teaching experience, but also gain a whole-of-school experience through participating in parent-teacher meetings, timetabling etc. The complete five-year course is fully accredited by the Teaching Council of Ireland.

What Will I Study

This is a sample pathway for Applied Mathematics & Mathematics Education.

First Year

  • Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Education
  • Elective modules

Second Year

  • Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Education
  • Elective modules

Third Year

  • Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Education
  • School Placement – one placement in a post-primary school, and one placement as a third-level tutor.

Fourth Year

  • Education
  • School Placement
  • Mathematics & Applied Mathematics

Fifth Year

  • Education
  • School Placement

For detailed information on subject content click the relevant link below:

First – Second Year
Third – Fourth Year

Testimonial

“I have always wanted to work with people, and have long been fascinated by the way people learn and think about mathematics. I am also passionate about promoting positive Maths engagement among the wider community. By choosing Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Education, I was able to continue studying Mathematics while also learning how to best share my enthusiasm for Mathematics with others through teaching. I really like the sense of community that exists across the different streams of the education program, and the lecturers are always on hand to offer support and guidance. I work as a tutor in the UCD Maths Support Centre, and I enjoy meeting students studying Mathematics modules across UCD and answering their questions.”

Lucy Nyland Student

Skip to content