|Degree:||Bachelor of Arts (BA)|
Mathematics is a broad and diverse subject which is used to model, analyse and understand several applications in the physical and biological sciences, engineering, management science, economics and finance. Its numerous applications are naturally interwoven with the underlying theory which is essential in developing one’s logical reasoning, quantitative skills and problem-solving techniques.
Mathematics is an excellent choice for anyone hoping to meet the demand for mathematics graduates in the job market, which values numeracy, ability in abstract reasoning and the skill to turn ideas into methods. If you have a natural ability in mathematics and are genuinely interested in applying mathematical solutions to problem solving, then this course will suit you well. It is also a great start for a career in actuarial work, finance or accounting, although these will require further training. The course has been successful over a long period in providing diverse career opportunities for many students.
Trinity is justly proud of its long tradition of excellence in mathematics. Research interest in the School of Mathematics is enormously varied; ranging from the abstract ideas of modern algebra and analysis to practical ideas of numerical analysis, modelling and computer algorithms; the nature of fundamental particles and general relativity; nonlinear systems and fluid mechanics. This departmental diversity is reflected in the specialist degree-level courses available to students. With an academic staff that brings expertise and experience from many parts of the world, the course aims to be world class, with options for study and research in a wide range of mathematical areas.
The pathways available are Single Honors, Major with Minor and Joint Honors. Click here for further information.
Do you enjoy…
A degree in mathematics opens up the possibility of a career in a variety of industries and sectors. Graduates have found employment in computing, where mathematics skills have immediate and practical application. The financial services and internet security sectors are also common first destinations for graduates. Other options include statistics, teaching, accountancy, actuarial work, finance, and all areas of pure and applied mathematics. Many of these involve further study or intensive research in leading universities including Cambridge, Oxford, Imperial College London, etc.
The programme is designed to provide a broad mathematical training that will allow you to work in any environment that requires strong numerical and logical skills.
The modules offered can be grouped into four areas:
a) Pure mathematics which explores fundamental concepts and abstract theories
b) Applied and computational mathematics which deals with practical problems
c) The mathematics of theoretical physics
d) Statistical models and methodology
The overall structure of our programme can be briefly summarised as follows.
Students take common modules in order to develop their skills and overall background in calculus, linear and abstract algebra, and other related subjects. Although most of the first and second year modules are compulsory, students are also able to choose a few approved modules in areas such as probability, statistics and theoretical physics (as well as Trinity Electives during the second year).
Students choose their own modules and thus specialise in the areas they find most interesting and appealing. There is a broad selection of modules in pure mathematics, theoretical physics, statistics and computer science (as well as Trinity Electives during the third year).
Students may choose to spend their third year to study abroad at one of our partner universities as part of an exchange programme. In particular, some of our students have recently completed their third year of studies at the University of Durham (UK), Université Lille 1 (France), the University of California at Berkeley (USA), McGill University (Canada) and the University of Melbourne (Australia).