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BACHELOR OF ARTS  MATHEMATICS (PURE)

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Mathematics is the logical and abstract study of pattern. It involves an interplay between the concrete and the abstract: the everchanging world around us is one of the key inspirations for the invention and investigation of abstract mathematics, and the discoveries of abstract mathematics have important and unexpected applications in the world around us. The Department offers multiple programmes to suit a range of Mathematical backgrounds, from the intensive Pure Mathematics programmes, which are aimed at students with a strong interest in abstract mathematics and a flair for analytical reasoning, to the more applied programmes which appeal to students who enjoy the more concrete areas of the subject.

Entry requirements  

This course requires 2 additional subjects Mature students  Information: Mature Applicants Mature applicants are assessed separately to schoolleavers. Mature applicants are 23 years or older by 1st January in the year of entry to the University. For parttime/flexible degrees the mature age is 21. Late application (for existing CAO applicants) accepted up to 1st May 2024. Mature applicants who have a disability If you have a disability or specific learning difficulty (e.g. dyslexia), and require examination support for any written tests that may be required, please submit supporting documentation by 15 March 2024 to the Access Office. Unfortunately we are unable to consider applications for alternative examination accommodation after this deadline. Mature students  Closing dates for application: 01 February 2024 
Additional information  

Leaving Certificate Applicants Required to present (as a minimum): 2H5 & 4O6/H7 and O6/H7 in Irish, English, 3rd language. H2 Mathematics required. Round 1 points 2023: 310 HEAR and DARE DARE: The Disability Access Route to Education is a third level alternative admissions scheme for schoolleavers whose disabilities have had a negative impact on their second level education. HEAR: The Higher Education Access Route is a third level admissions scheme for school leavers from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds. Contact the Access Office for more information about these access routes. The Maynooth Education Click here for details about optional Critical Skills courses, Electives and degree pathways. 
How to apply  

APPLY TO THE CAO WWW.CAO.IE The application process depends on the type of applicant you are. Click here for all information about how to apply. Categories of applicant:

Course structure  

BA Bachelor of Arts Mathematics (Pure)  Double Major or Major/Minor. As a Double Major BA degree Mathematics (Pure) is taken with 1 or 2 other Arts subjects, which may include Critical Skills, in 1st year 1st year
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Final year
Students may apply to study overseas after 2nd year (on Erasmus or Study Abroad) and graduate with a BA (International) after 4 years. See the International Studies website for details. Duration: 3 years (BA) or 4 years (BA International) Disclaimer

Contacts  

Maynooth University Department of Mathematics and Statistics, 
Career and postgraduate options  

Career options: Our Mathematics degrees aim to bridge the gap between school Mathematics and current frontiers of knowledge. You will learn to think hard and rigorously about questions and to solve new problems – invaluable skills that can be transferred to any area of life and any job you hold in future. Welltrained mathematicians are always in demand. A degree in Mathematics from Maynooth University not only provides specialist knowledge, it also trains graduates to think logically and clearly. These skills are highly sought after in finance and banking, insurance, the civil service, teaching, industrial and commercial management, administration and technical, scientific and engineering work in industry and in research and development. Every maths programme contains a mixture of procedural elements ("How do we do this?") and conceptual understanding ("Why does this work?"), with creativity an important ingredient in both. Mathematical Studies concentrates more on the "How", while Pure Maths delves much more into the "Why" and gives greater scope for creativity. For most students, BA Maths Studies (within MH101) and the closely related BSc Applied Maths (within MH201) are the best choices. These are primarily aimed at students who enjoy mathematics, but who might have difficulty with a more prooforiented degree. Students see a broad range of mathematics topics, with an emphasis more on calculation than proof. There are several Pure Maths degrees mainly differing in what other subject(s) are taken: Pure Maths in Arts (MH101) and the accelerated BSc degrees in Computational Thinking (MH603) and Theoretical Physics and Maths (MH206). All are suited for the very best maths students, and so all require a minimum of a H2 in Leaving Cert Maths. The focus is on giving students a deeper understanding of mathematics, and on constructing arguments that establish truth. One other option that may appeal to students wishing to become teachers is the MH212 programme (which has three streams: Science/Maths/Maths and Computer Science, each with Education). Here, you can get the equivalent of a BSc and PME after 5 years or you can graduate with a BSc only in 4 years. This 5year programme saves one year compared with the typical 4+2 years for separate BSc and PME programmes, and guarantees that a student is accepted into a PMEequivalent programme from the start of their degree. The maths in MH212 is similar in style to Maths Studies. Postgraduate study options at Maynooth currently include:
Visit the Graduate Studies website for more information about postgraduate options. Postgraduate options: Postgraduate study options at Maynooth currently include:
Visit the Graduate Studies website for more information about postgraduate options. For further information on Postgraduate options please go to the Graduate Studies site 