Award Type and NFQ level : TAUGHT MASTERS (9)

CAO/PAC code : MHR51

CAO Points :

Closing Date : 30 June 2018

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This is a three-year part-time taught course. It is aimed at students who have a primary degree with a significant Mathematical content (such as Mathematical Studies graduates), but who do not hold an Honours Degree in Mathematics. The MA course is equivalent to taking a Higher Diploma in Mathematics followed by the MSc by examination. A mark of 50% is required to proceed to second year. Candidates who fail to reach the mark of 50% may be awarded a Higher Diploma in Mathematics, subject to a threshold of 40%.


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The minimum requirement for entry to the MA in Mathematics by Examination 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

National University of Ireland Maynooth’s TOEFL code is 8850

The Course provides a broad introduction to Mathematics at the graduate level, and provides an excellent foundation for those who intend to go on to pursue the PhD.

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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 non-Maynooth University qualifications listed MUST accompany the application. Failure to do so will delay your application being processed. Non-Maynooth University students are asked to provide two academic references and a copy of birth certificate or valid passport.


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