Postgraduate taught programmes

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Chris Hills
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The School of Mathematical Sciences offers two level 9, masters programmes: MSc Applied Mathematical Sciences and MSc Mathematical Physics. (For the Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Statistics see our continuing professional development programmes.) Both programmes can be studied either part time or full time and entry to the MSc Applied Mathematics is possible either in September or January each year. The duration of the programmes are 3 semesters (approximately 18 months) when studied full time and 6 semesters (approxiately 3 years) when studied part time. The programme codes for each option are as follows:

DT9205 MSc Mathematical Physics Full time September entry
DT9206 MSc Mathematical Physics Part time September entry
DT9209 MSc Applied Mathematics Full time September entry
DT9210 MSc Applied Mathematics Part time September entry
DT9211 MSc Applied Mathematics Full time January entry
DT9212 MSc Applied Mathematics Part time January entry

The part-time programmes are delivered in the evenings and allow learners to balance work, home life and study. The programmes' lecturers are experts in the disciplines and are not only experienced in supporting part-time students who may be returning to education but also active researchers in many of the advanced topics.

The programmes cater for learners from a wide variety of backgrounds and applications are invited from graduates of not only mathematical sciences degrees but also other highly numerate disciplines such as physics, engineering and computer science. Both programmes are delivered by the School of Mathematical Sciences and therefore approach topics from a mathematical perspective. Therefore, applicants require a strong foundation in mathematics and be able to demonstrate significant advanced prior learning in mathematics. Applications for the programmes are therefore assessed on an individual basis for suffienct mathematical background and learning.

The programmes develop students' deep understanding and enjoyment of fascinating and demanding areas of applied mathematics and mathematical physics. Graduates of the programme will have highly-developed research and analytical skills and will be well-prepared to either develop high-calibre technical careers or embark upon research.

The programmes welcome applications from Irish, EU and international applicants.

MSc Applied Mathematics

The programme offers a broad range of topics in applied mathematics and is suitable for applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds. It is designed to cater not only for those who wish to develop an advanced level of mathematical knowledge and practical skills relevant to problem solving in diverse, real-world contexts but also for those that simply wish to develop their understanding and appreciation of a fundamental branch of mathematics. More information (part time).../more information (full time)...

MSc in Mathematical Physics

The programme is suitable for applicants with a strong mathematical background who wish to develop their knowledge and appreciation of advanced mathematical topics as a preparation for research or to enter highly technical, research-focussed roles in business or industry. Graduates will acquire the analytical skills to perform advanced professional and technical roles. More information...