The aim of this course is to enable graduates having some mathematical background attain the level required to teach the subject in schools. On completion, students should attain a level of mastery comparable to that of Joint-Honours graduates in Mathematical Studies.
Students considering taking this course with a view to teaching Mathematics are strongly advised to talk to the Teaching Council in advance.
This is a one-year full-time course, though it may also be taken part-time over two or more years. Modules include Graph Theory, numerical Analysis, Mathematical Biology, Elementary Number theory, Introduction To Statistics, Linear Algebra, Calculus and Complex Analysis.
The course supports students to attain the skills required to become a teacher of mathematics in secondary schools.
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.
The minimum requirement for entry to the Higher Diploma in Mathematical Studies is a primary degree with at least 30 ECTS in Mathematics and Statistics or related fields with at least 15 ECTS in the areas of Calculus, Linear Algebra, or Probability and Statistics. 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
Recipient: Maynooth University
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