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What will I learn?

Those holding the Higher Diploma are deemed to have reached the honours degree standard in Mathematics. The Diploma is awarded at pass and honours levels.

Career Options

Students who attain First Class Honours or Second Class Grade 1 in the Diploma are eligible to apply to higher postgraduate programs in Mathematics or related fields. The Diploma may also be taken as a final course in Mathematics for those wishing to take up employment in, for example, Industry, Commerce, Banking and Finance, Insurance, Software Development, Process Engineering or Education.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
€15,000.00 (13,20,165) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2021

Venue

Maynooth University

MAYNOOTH,

Kildare,

Republic of Ireland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students should have a minimum SAT1 (3 components) Composite: 1500/2400 or 1800/2400 for certain degrees or a minimum ACT Composite: 22/36 or 26/36. Students require GPA plus SAT1 or ACT. They should hold a minimum score of 545 in the paper-based test of TOEFL and 58 on PTE (Pearson).

For international students

The minimum requirement for entry to the Higher Diploma in Mathematics is a primary degree in which Mathematics formed a substantial component. This includes degrees such as Mathematical Studies, Computer Science, or Education (with three years of Mathematics). Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.

Minimum English language requirements

IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score

TOEFL (Paper based test): 585

TOEFL (Internet based test): 95

PTE (Pearson): 62

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Maynooth University

Maynooth is an internationally esteemed ‘young’ university, with a rich heritage, that offers an excellent student learning experience.

  • Located in Ireland’s only university town, 25km from Dublin
  • Three faculties with 34 academic departments
  • No.43 in THE 100 Universities Under 50 rankings
  • International Office offering friendly, dedicated support