**Career options:****Well-trained 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 proof-oriented 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 5-year 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 PME-equivalent programme from the start of their degree. The maths in MH212 is similar in style to Maths Studies.

Postgraduate study options at Maynooth may include:

- MSc in Data Science & Analytics
- Higher Diploma in Mathematics or Statistics
- Higher Diploma in Data Analytics

Visit the Graduate Studies website for more information about postgraduate options.

**Postgraduate options:**Postgraduate study options at Maynooth may include:

- MSc in Data Science & Analytics
- Higher Diploma in Mathematics or Statistics
- Higher Diploma in Data Analytics

Visit the Graduate Studies website for more information about postgraduate options.

For further information on Postgraduate options please go to the Graduate Studies site