Taught course

Mathematics (Applied)

Dublin Institute of Technology · School of Mathematics

Entry requirements

Students wishing to enrol should normally possess a minimum of the equivalent of an honours degree (level 8 on the NFQ) in mathematics, science, engineering or other numerate discipline at Grade 2.2 or higher where mathematics was studied as a significant component for approximately three years. The relevance and mathematical content of an applicant’s primary degree and other experience will be assessed by the admissions team for the programme whose decision is final. Attainment of the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee entry to the programme and all candidates will be assessed against the entry criteria, in the context of the available places on the programme, for their prior learning and on their ability to succeed.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The programme MSc in Applied Mathematics is one of two taught postgraduate programmes delivered by the School of Mathematical Sciences. It 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.

The programme can be undertaken either full time over 3 semesters (approximately 18 months) or part time over 6 semesters (3 years) and is structured to suit both full-time students and those that are combining study with a career or family life. New entrants can start the programme either in September or January. The programme encourages students to engage in autonomous, self-directed learning whilst providing a supportive environment where lecturers and stage coordinators facilitate and mentor learning.

The programme will emphasise the use of mathematics to solve problems and will build students' mathematical knowledge and their ability to analyse problems and apply advanced mathematical techniques in a rigorous manner. Successful applicants will require a primary degree at second-class or higher classification and will be drawn from computing, engineering, mathematics, physics and other scientific and numerate backgrounds. Graduates of MSc Applied Mathematics will be flexible, highly-qualified, technical professionals with advanced analytical and problem-solving skills suitable to enter, and apply their knowledge in, a wide range of sectors and professions.

The programme is particularly suitable for international applicants and a pre-masters preparation year is also being developed.

Prospective applicants may, in addition, wish to consider and apply for MSc Mathematical Physics in the School of Mathematical Sciences.

The option of studying elements of the programme via distance learning or undertaking individual modules as Continuing Professional Development (CPD) modules may be available. Interested applicants should contact the programme coordinator (chris.hills@dit.ie) for details.

Information for international students

International Student Office, Dublin Institute of Technology, International Office, DIT, 41 Mountjoy Square, Dublin 1. Find out more at the International Office: telephone: +353 1 402 4253/ 7844; email: pg.international@dit.ie.

Qualification and course duration


full time
18 months

Course contact details

Chris Hills
01 402 4611
01 402 4994