55 Mathematics &#38; Statistics BA (Hons) (NFQ Level 8)

Choosing Mathematics &#38; Statistics Mathematics &#38; Statistics can be studied in UCD in a number of degree programmes. In Arts, it can be taken as part of a BA Joint Honours degree (DN500). It can also be taken part time (DN501). Check out the other Arts subjects you can study with Mathematics by looking at the diagram on page 33. Details of how to apply for these combinations are on page 184.

Entry Requirements

CAO Code DN500 BA – Joint Honours – full time

Why is this subject for me? Mathematics plays a key role in our quest to fully describe and understand the natural world. Tose who concentrate on Mathematics will gain an understanding of mathematical con- cepts and learn how to prove key facts and solve problems using deductive reasoning. Students who focus on Statistics will explore how statis- tical techniques can be used to make sense of data in diverse application areas. Statistics is a key tool for anyone wanting to specialise in the economic and social sciences, and students on the Arts programme might consider combin- ing their study of Statistics with other related subjects in the BA.

What will I study? Some first year modules build on the founda- tions laid at school but you will also meet excit- ing new aspects of the subject. It is not assumed that you have met everything before and each topic is carefully introduced and built upon. You can add Statistics to the modules you take in Mathematics in first year and combine it with other subjects in subsequent years.

First Year Calculus • Linear Algebra • Number Teory and Combinatorics • Statistical Modelling Second Year Analysis • Algebra • Graphs and Networks Third Year History of Mathematics • Algebraic Structures • Differential Geometry • Financial Mathematics • Differential Equations • Complex Analysis

Career &#38; Graduate Study Opportunities Te skills and problem-solving abilities you acquire are highly prized in a range of profes- sions. As well as becoming professional mathe- maticians and statisticians, our recent graduates have found highly rewarding employment in: A Actuarial science

A Political science A Journalism A Sociology

Further information

www.ucd.ie/myucd/arts rhona.preston@ucd.ie

+353 1 716 2452 facebook.com/UCDLife Undergraduate Office, UCD School of Mathematical Sciences, 5th Floor Library, Belfield, Dublin 4

Leaving Certificate Passes in six subjects including English, Irish, A third language and three other recognised subjects, of which two must be minimum HC3.

Average 2010 CAO Points 415 Minimum 2010 CAO Points 365

A-Level/GCSE Entry Requirements Pages 176/177

Average Places 10 Length of Programme 3 Years

Progression Entry Routes (DN500/DN501) FETAC Entry Route — Yes See www.ucd.ie/myucd/fetac

Statistics in action

A Banking and financial services A IT A Education A Meteorology A Accounting

International Study Opportunities Erasmus opportunities in third year have included: A Université Lille Nord de France, France

A Ghent University, Belgium A University of Giessen, Germany

Dr Orlaith

I studied for both my under- graduate degree and PhD at UCD School of Mathematical Science. I studied and learned about new and exciting areas of research from lecturers who are world leaders in their field. Te education I got at UCD was

world class and it enabled me to get a lecturing position at the University of Oxford. Dr Orlaith Burke, Lecturer, Department of Statistics, University of Oxford

IT Transfer Route — None

CAO Code DN501 BA – Joint Honours – part time (day)

Entry Requirements as above.

Other programmes of interest

Economics 39

KEY FAC T Mathematics and Statistics were ranked by the New York Times as the best degrees to study for the 21st century. There is a real shortage of qualified mathematicians and statisticians. Last year, despite the difficult economic situation our graduates were each offered several positions and are all currently employed in interesting and rewarding jobs.

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