The PhD (Science) is a research degree which usually takes four years to complete. A student must write a thesis under the direction of a member of staff containing a significant new result or an original insight. Collaborations with outside parties have involved work in Chemistry, Medicine, Archaeology, Banking, Computer-Aided Design, and other areas.
Research applications are generally accepted at any time
September (or other agreed time)
The minimum entry requirement is a 2.1 Honours Degree in Mathematics or Statistics. A First Class degree is highly desirable. Before a student can be accepted into the programme, they must find a member of staff who is willing to act as their supervisor. For a PhD degree, a good MSc degree is often desirable.
Applicants must have a recognized primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.
Minimum English language requirements:
- IELTS: 6.5 overall score
- TOEFL (Paper based test): 585
- TOEFL (Internet based test): 95
- PTE (Pearson): 62
Maynooth University’s TOEFL code is 8850
Potential research students should decide on a general research area and then contact the academic members of staff within the Department. The best approach is to look at the list of research interests of staff under www.maynoothuniversity.ie/mathematics-and-statistics/our-research and www.maths.nuim.ie/proposedpgprojects.
Proposed research areas:
Algebra and Number Theory
- Ring Theory
- Character Theory of Finite Groups
- Combinatorics and Number Theory
- Group Theory
- Algebraic Number Theory
- Classical Analysis
- Diophantine Approximation and Measure Theory
- Real and Complex Analysis
- Stability Theory
Geometry and Algebraic Topology
- Differential Geometry
- Geometric Analysis
- Algebraic Geometry
- Task Design and Implementation
- Advanced Mathematical Thinking
- Affect in Mathematics
- Student Engagement and Motivation
- Evaluation of Teaching Initiatives
- Statistical Modeling in Environment and Ecology
- Bayesian Methods of Statistical Inference
- Statistical Computing and Graphics
Online application only http://www.pac.ie/maynoothuniversity
MHR04 PhD Sc Full-time
MHR05 PhD Sc Part-time
The following information should be forwarded to PAC, 1 Courthouse Square, Galway or uploaded to your online application form:
Certified copies of all official transcripts of results for all non-Maynooth University qualifications listed MUST accompany the application. Failure to do so will delay your application being processed. Non-Maynooth University students are asked to provide two academic references and a copy of birth certificate or valid passport.
Interested students should contact the Postgraduate Course Director in the first instance.
The Department has exchange agreements under the EC SOCRATES programme with a number of European universities. Students may spend up to half of one year at another university under this programme, provided that a suitable programme of studies is arranged.
Financial aid is available in the form of Irish Research Council awards, Maynooth University internal postgraduate funding scheme and Departmental tutorships. Occasionally funding is available for specific projects from other agencies.