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Entry Route

Bachelor of Arts - LM002

Course Details

Course code:
LM002 - Arts (Common Entry)
NFQ Level 8 major Award Honours Bachelor Degree
4 Years
Course leader:
Dr James Carr
Email: Tel:
00 353 61 213578



Tel: 00 353 61 202015
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 Mathematics can be taken as part of the UL Arts Degree as a joint honours combination. Review the subjects you can study with Mathematics by looking at the table at the end of this section.

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 so that graduates of the programme will satisfy the Teaching Council requirements in order to specialise in mathematics in a Professional Masters in Education (PME).  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.

Maths Joint Honours Pathway

Modules are subject to change

Year 1 Semester 1   Semester 2
MH4731 Elementary Number Theory MH4722 Introduction to Geometry
Year 2 Semester 3   Semester 4
MS4021 Calculus 1   Cooperative Education Placement
MS4131 Linear Algebra    
Year 3 Semester 5   Semester 6
  External Academic Placement MS4022 Calculus 2
    MS4222 Introduction to Probability and Statistics
Year 4 Semester 7   Semester 8
MH4754 Multivariable Calculus MH4738 Computational Mathematics
MH4757 Euclidean and Non-Euclidean Geometry MH4728 Abstract Algebra


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 certain subjects, additional special qualifications specific to individual subjects or disciplines may be determined by the respective departments in accordance with Academic Council regulations.

Applications are especially welcome from Mature Students. Mature applicants must apply through the Central applications Office (CAO) by 1 February.

QQI Entry

Certain QQI Awards are acceptable in fulfilling admission requirements for this programme. go to the UL Admissions QQI page for a full list of modules.

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

Follow on Study:

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