The PhD 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 amount of original Statistics. Potential students should look at the list of proposed research projects and the list of academic staff; the latter list includes links to pages that detail the areas of expertise of each staff member. Collaborations with outside parties have involved work in Chemistry, Medicine, Archaeology, Banking, Computer-Aided Design, and other areas.
Additional information about postgraduate opportunities in Mathematics and Statistics can be found at www.maths.nuim.ie/postgrad
Research applications are generally accepted at any time
September (or other agreed time)
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 IRC awards, the University's internal postgraduate funding scheme and Departmental tutorships. Occasionally funding is available for specific projects from other agencies.
The minimum entry requirement is a 2:1 Honours Degree in 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 that they’re interested in, and then contact the course coordinator who will put them in touch with members of the Department’s staff working in that area. Information about research interests of staff in the Department can be found at www.maths.nuim.ie/research/interests.shtml
Online application only http://www.pac.ie/maynoothuniversity
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.