Taught course


Maynooth University · Department of Mathematics

Entry requirements

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.

Months of entry


Course content

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.

Commences September 2016

The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications admits those with a First Class or Second Class Grade 1 Higher Diploma to Graduate Membership. Others who have passed the Higher Diploma are admitted to Associate Membership.

Information for international students

Minimum English language requirements: IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score; TOEFL (Paper based test): 585; TOEFL (Internet based test): 95; PTE (Pearson): 62. Maynooth University’s TOEFL code is 8850.

Fees and funding

International students

For funding and scholarship opportunities see here.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Department of Mathematics