BSc (Hons) (NFQ Level 8)
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Mathematics is a universal language and a tool of fundamental importance in the physical and social sciences, engineering, technology, computer science, statistics, finance, data analytics and many other fields. The subject is thousands of years old and yet thoroughly modern. In the past 100 years the growth of mathematics has been spectacular, stimulated not only by the needs of science, technology and commerce, but also by intellectual challenges provided by the discipline itself. The interplay between mathematics and neighbouring subjects continues to yield many fascinating problems that require creative solutions. If you find mathematics interesting and enjoyable then this degree subject could be for you.
Mathematics is one of the degree subjects available through the Mathematics stream in the common entry Science course.
Students study similar modules for all degree subjects in the Mathematics stream in first year and will study modules for a minimum of two degree subjects in second year. At the end of second year, students choose their degree major. This is a sample set of modules that a Mathematics student could study each year in UCD.
Timetables & Assessment
Each student will have their own timetable based on their individual module selection. This is a full time course and classes may include lectures, practicals and tutorials, depending on the subjects. Students will also be expected to study independently (autonomous student learning). Assessment varies with each module but may comprise continuous assessment of practicals, written exams and online learning activities.
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Students may apply to study abroad for a trimester in third year in partner institutions internationally.
Each year sees new applications of sophisticated mathematical models and procedures in insurance and actuarial services, data analytics, the stock market, banking and industry. Employers in all of these areas seek mathematics graduates for their critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Our recent graduates have found work in diverse areas, including:
Opportunities for further study include include MSc and PhD programmes in Mathematical Sciences in Ireland and abroad, leading to research positions in universities or industry.
“I decided to study at UCD due to its beautiful campus, unparalleled facilities, and the ability to tailor my degree to what interested me most. My favourite part of studying Mathematics is learning to look at a complicated logical problem and slowly teasing out the solution through different approaches. The variety in assessment of projects, assignments and exams helped ensure I understood topics in theory and practice. Being involved in the Literary & Historical society and the Women+ in STEM society has helped me meet an incredible group of friends and has aided me in developing a wide variety of extracurricular skills. After I graduate, I hope to work in mathematical research working on cryptography.”
Ellen Healy, Student
Dr Rupert Levene
UCD School of Mathematics & Statistics
Belfield, Dublin 4