M.Sc. Mathematical Modelling

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • EUR13165 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English (IELTS accepted)
The Graduate School at the University of Limerick | Limerick, Ireland
The course will provide training in techniques of applied mathematics, and will focus largely on mathematical models of real world processes, their formulation in terms of differential equations, and methods of solutions, both numerical and analytical, of the models.

Description of Mathematical Modelling


The course will provide training in techniques of applied mathematics, and will focus largely on mathematical models of real world processes, their formulation in terms of differential equations, and methods of solutions, both numerical and analytical, of the models. A focus of the course will be an emphasis on practical problems which arise in industry, commerce, medicine, as well as the environmental and life sciences. In particular, there will be a close alliance between the course and research problems in industrial applied mathematics, which is a principal research strand underpinning MACSI research.


To provide a first year of intensive taught courses as part of a structured graduate programme for MACSI postgraduates and to enable graduates of engineering and other disciplines to redirect their training towards mathematical modelling.


Financial services including accounting, international banking, lending analysis and investment analysis; information and communication technologies; engineering industries (e.g. environmental, electronics, aerospace and automobile); scientific research (e.g. medical, social, economic, engineering, computing, industrial, fisheries, biological and mathematical); data analysis including market research and demographics; manufacturing (including production planning and quality control), research and development, especially in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries; mathematics education (teaching and lecturing).

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee
  • EUR 13165 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 5724 Year (EEA)
Start date September  2015
Duration full-time 12 months
  • English
Take an IELTS test
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Semester 1

Core modules:

Advanced Methods I; Scientific Computation. 3 elective modules to be chosen from: Fundamentals of Continuum Mechanics; Applied Analysis; Mathematics of Natural Phenomena; Perturbation Techniques and Asymptotics; Numerical Partial Differential Equations; Fundamentals of Financial Mathematics; Operations Research 2; Advanced Data Analysis; Stochastic Processes; Statistical Inference; Introduction to Applied Mathematical Modelling in Continuum Mechanics.

Semester 2

Core modules:

Advanced Methods II; Mathematical Geoscience; Mathematical Biology and Physiology. 2 elective modules to be chosen from: Dynamical Systems; Mathematical Modelling; Stochastic Differential Equations for Finance; Theory of Statistical Finance; Time Series Analysis; Optimisation; Advanced Data Modelling.

Summer (May-August)

Project (submission by mid-September) under close supervision. The dissertation will be at research level, and often (though not inevitably) be on a problem which arises through MACSI's connections with industry.

Requirements for Mathematical Modelling

The minimum entry requirement is a 2:2 undergraduate degree (Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland) (or equivalent) in mathematics, or any related numerate discipline. In addition, a number of scholarships will be available to suitably qualified candidates. Preference may be given to early applicants.


As all international students are required to possess sufficient language skills to attend lectures and sit examinations at the University of Limerick, students should be competent to communicate through the medium of English prior to their arrival.

Students must have a minimum score of 550 (paper based) or 213 (computer based) 80 (internet based) in TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score in the range of 6.5-7 and not less than 6.0 in any one component.

What to Include with your Application

  • Qualification transcripts and certificates
  • English language qualification if English is not your first language
  • Certified English translations of your transcripts/certificates where the originals are in a language other than English.
  • A copy of your birth certificate (long document)

Work Experience for Mathematical Modelling

No work experience is required.

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The Graduate School at the University of Limerick, Ireland

Ireland The University of Limerick is an independent, internationally focussed university with over 12,000 students and 1,400 staff. It is a young, energetic and enterprising university with a proud record of innovation in education and excellence in research and scholarship. Our mission is to promote and advance learning and knowledge through teaching, research and scholarship in an environment which encourages innovation and upholds the principles of free enquiry and expression. Particular attention is paid to the generation of knowledge which is relevant to the needs of Irelandís continuing socio-economic development.