Key Info


NFQ Level 8 major Award Honours Bachelor Degree

Entry route(s):

Course code
LM002 - Arts (Common Entry)
4 Years
Subject area
Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Course Director
Dr Niall Keegan
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+353 (0)61 233755

 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 on the BA Arts course page.

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.

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What you will study

Maths Joint Honours Pathway

Modules are subject to change

Year 1 Semester 1   Semester 2
MB4001 Algebra 1 MB4002 Algebra 2
Year 2 Semester 3   Semester 4


Science Mathematics 1

  Cooperative Education Work Placement


Linear Algebra

Year 3 Semester 5   Semester 6
  Erasmus/Exchange placement with a partner institution abroad


Science Mathematics 2



Introduction to Probability and Statistics

Year 4 Semester 7   Semester 8




Groups and algebraic structures


Discrete Mathematics 1


Multivariable Calculus and Differential Equations


How to apply

Where are you applying from? How to Apply
Ireland Irish students must apply to UL via the CAO. More information can be found here. 
The UK  Students who have completed their A-Levels can apply to UL via the CAO. More information can be found on the Academic Registry website. 
The EU EU Students can apply to UL via the CAO. More information can be found on the Academic Registry website.
Non-EU country

If you are outside of the EU, you can apply for this subject through the Bachelor of Arts degree.


Fees and funding

Student course fees are broken into three components - Student contribution, Student Levy and Tuition Fees.

A number of illustrative examples of fees for this course based on the current fee levels have been set out in the tables below.

An explanation of the components, how to determine status and the criteria involved is provided below the examples as is a list of possible scholarships and funding available.

EU Students with Free fees status in receipt of a SUSI grant

HEA pays Tuition Fees €2,558
SUSI pays Student contribution €3,000
Student pays Student Levy €100

EU Students with Free fees status not in receipt of a grant

HEA pays Tuition Fees €2,558
Student pays Student contribution €3,000
Student pays Student Levy €100

Students with EU fee status not in receipt of a grant

Student pays Tuition Fees €2,558
Student pays Student contribution €3,000
Student pays Student Levy €100

Non-EU Students

Student pays Tuition Fees €15,262
Student pays Student Levy €100

Student course fees are comprised of the following components:

Student Contribution

Annual charge set by the government for all full-time third level students. All students are liable unless they have been approved for a grant by Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI). Please refer to to determine your eligibility for a grant and for instructions on how to apply. The current student contribution is set at €3000.

Student Levy

All students are liable to pay the Student Levy of €100. Please note the Student Levy is not covered by the SUSI Grant.

Tuition Fees

These are based on Residency, Citizenship, Course requirements.

Review the three groups of criteria to determine your fee status as follows

  1. Residency
    • You must have been living in an EU/EEA member state or Switzerland for at least 3 of the 5 years before starting your course
  2. Citizenship
    • You must be a citizen of an EU/EEA member state or Switzerland or have official refugee status
  3. Course Requirements (all must be met)
    • You must be a first time full-time undergraduate (Exceptions are provided for students who hold a Level 6 or Level 7 qualification and are progressing to a Level 8 course in the same general area of study).
    • You must be undertaking a full-time undergraduate course of at least 2 year’s duration
    • You cannot be undertaking a repeat year of study at the same level unless evidence of exceptional circumstances eg serious illness is provided (in which case this condition may be waived)

Depending on how you meet these criteria your status will be one of the following -

  • Free Fee Status: You satisfy all three categories (1, 2 and 3) and therefore are eligible for the Higher Education Authority’s Free Fees scheme.
  • EU Fee Status: You satisfy both the citizenship and residency criteria but fail to satisfy the course requirements and are liable to EU fees.
  • Non EU Fee Status: You do not meet either the citizenship or residency criteria and are therefore liable to Non EU fees.

More information about fees can be found on the Finance website

These scholarships are available for this course

Title Award Scholarships Available
Johnson and Johnson WiSTEM2D Programme

These scholarships are available for all courses

Your future career

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:

Student Profile

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Nigel Rafferty

I am a student on the Bachelor of Arts studying Mathematics and German. The opportunity to spend a semester abroad and the work placement were two things that really stood out to me about the course. I have always enjoyed maths and find it interesting. Maths on the Bachelor of Arts has been designed to meet the requirements of the Teaching Council if you want to do a Professional Master of Education (PME), which is what I hope to do in the future.  

UL has some great supports including the Maths Learning Centre where they offer additional guidance to students if they find particular elements of their classes difficult.  

Modules are delivered via a mixture of lectures and tutorials; typically two to three hours of lectures per module each week and then a one-hour tutorial to apply the theories taught in the lectures and sample problems. Assessments are typically split between in-term assessments and a final exam.   

Each semester is an introduction to a new area whether it be algebra, geometry, statistics or probability. If you like maths, you will enjoy the subject but also find that the modules provide enough of a challenge to keep you interested. It is important to put in consistent effort from the beginning of each semester and throughout. I would recommend choosing mathematics if you like the subject, have an aptitude for it and would like to combine it with other subjects available on the Bachelor of Arts.