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.
Months of entry
This is a two-year full-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%.
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
For funding and scholarship opportunities see here.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Department of Mathematics