4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available

About this program


Mathematics can be taken as part of the UL Arts Degree as a joint honours combination.

Mathematics is an extensive and diverse subject and is a powerful tool with many applications, which are much sought after by a wide range of employers. Studying Mathematics will equip you with the ability to think logically, to construct coherent arguments, to understand abstract ideas and concepts and to solve practical problems.

The Mathematics programme on the Bachelor of Arts in UL has been designed with the aim of programme graduates satisfying the Teaching Council requirements. It includes modules in Algebra, Linear Algebra, Probability and Statistics, Geometry and Differential Equations. The modules are taught through lectures, tutorials (small group teaching) and labs.

Note: Students are required to hold/have a minimum H5 grade in Mathematics to study Mathematics on LM002. Students are also required to achieve a satisfactory performance in Mathematics in year 1 to progress with Mathematics from years 2-4.

Admission requirements

Applicants are required to hold at the time of enrolment the established Leaving Certificate (or an approved equivalent) with a minimum of six subjects which must include: Two H5 (Higher level) grades and Four O6 (Ordinary level) grades or four H7 (Higher Level) grades. Subjects must include Mathematics, Irish or another language, and English.

Note: Grade F6 in Foundation Mathematics also satisfies the minimum entry requirements. Foundation mathematics is not reckonable for scoring purposes.

In addition, students wishing to study a Language must hold a minimum H4 grade in that language, with the exception of beginners German or beginners Spanish where a H4 grade in a language other than English is required. Specialist requirement in Mathematics also for those studying Economics or Mathematics.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Year 1

Semester 1

Algebra 1

Semester 2

Algebra 2

Year 2

Semester 3

  • Science Mathematics 1
  • Linear Algebra

Semester 4

Cooperative Education Placement

Year 3

Semester 5

External Academic Placement

Semester 6

  • Science Mathematics 2
  • Introduction to Probability and Statistics

Year 4

Semester 7

  • Geometry
  • Probability Models

Semester 8

  • Groups and algebraic structures
  • Differential equations

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


Tuition fee varies, please visit the university's website for more information.


NFQ Level 8 major Award Honours Bachelor Degree

Continuing studies

  • MA/PhD Research
  • Professional Master of Education (Mathematics)
  • MSc in Mathematical Modelling

Career paths

Mathematics graduates find work in a wide range of careers including:

  • Banking and commerce
  • Teaching (PME required)
  • International and EU organisations
  • Financial services
  • Management services
  • Statistics
  • Civil service
  • Informational Technology

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University of Limerick
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