Maynooth University Department of Mathematics and Statistics



Award Type and NFQ level : TAUGHT MASTERS (9)

CAO/PAC code : MHR60

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Closing Date : 30 June 2018

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The course is aimed primarily at teachers of Mathematics at second level including those who may not have Mathematics to honours degree level. Applications are also welcome from prospective second level teachers and from other professionals in the second level education community.

The programme accepts applications every second year and the next intake is expected in 2019.

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Candidates should have a good primary degree and ideally have some experience of teaching Mathematics.

Minimum English language requirements:

• IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score
• TOEFL (Paper based test): 585
• TOEFL (Internet based test): 95
• PTE (Pearson): 62

National University of Ireland Maynooth’s TOEFL code is 8850

Two thirds of the course will consist of Mathematics and one third will be Mathematics Education. The Mathematics component of the course will be delivered by the Mathematics Department of Maynooth University. Topics will include: Number Theory, the History of Mathematics, Problem Solving and Proof, Geometry, Probability and Statistics, Algebra and Analysis. Attention will be paid in each module to the ways in which these topics could be used to enrich the teaching of Mathematics at second level.

A panel of international experts will deliver the Mathematical Education component. These modules will introduce students to the latest research in this field and will draw on students experience as teachers.

Course Duration: 2 years Part-time

The Mathematics modules aim to improve the skill set of Mathematics teachers by deepening their understanding of Mathematics, especially the Mathematics underlying the second level curriculum.


NOTE: The programme accepts applications every second year and will not accept applications in 2016. Next intake is expected in 2017.

Online application only

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The following information should be forwarded to PAC, 1 Courthouse Square, Galway or uploaded to your online application form:

Certified copies of all official transcripts of results for all  qualifications listed MUST accompany the application. Failure to do so will delay your application being processed.

All applicants are asked to provide two academic references. Non-Maynooth University students are asked to provide a copy of their birth certificate or valid passport.



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