National University of Ireland, Galway
College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies
The one year taught masters in Mathematics is aimed at students with a strong degree in Honours Mathematics. It introduces advanced topics and concepts, preparing graduates for further doctoral studies. However, graduates are also in demand in the financial and semi-state sectors. The programme content is dynamic and research-led. Modules are designed to offer an insight into new and emerging areas of research mathematics. The two year MA in Mathematics is aimed at students with a strong primary degree in Mathematical Studies, or equivalent. During the first year of study, students gain expertise and confidence in advanced Mathematics, to the level usually found in a four-year single-honours undergraduate programme. Courses taken include Algebra, Analysis, Topology, Numerical Analysis, and Statistics. Every student completes a project, which introduces them to a modern area of mathematics, and that research techniques and tools that are used in Mathematical investigations. In the second year, students are introduced to advanced topics and concepts. Although it prepares graduates for advanced research degrees, many are also in demand in the financial and semi-state sectors. The Graduate Diploma in Mathematics bridges the gap between four-year programmes with a substantial mathematical component, and those that are broader in focus or shorter in duration. It opens opportunities to taught and research Masters programmes, as well as the many career options open to Mathematics graduates.