Master of Science in Mathematical Science
Students take modules in Theoretical Physics and Mathematics, including a 20 ECTS research project in Theoretical Physics. At least 45 ECTS, including the research project, must be taken at the Masters level (level 6 in Theoretical Physics and level 5 in Mathematics). The remaining credits may be made up at levels 4, 5 or 6.
Candidates for MSc in Mathematical Science will normally be expected to have at least a Second Class Honours Grade 1 in Mathematical/Theoretical Physics, Mathematics or a related discipline.
Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.
Minimum English language requirements:
• IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score
• TOEFL (Paper based test): 585
• TOEFL (Internet based test): 95
• PTE (Pearson): 62
Maynooth University's TOEFL code is 8850.
All module choices are subject to the approval of the Head of Department. Available modules are listed below. The research project (20 ECTS Minor thesis) is compulsory. At least 45 ECTS must be taken at level 5, 6 or 8. Total credits 60.
Course Duration: 1 year Full-time
MHQ52 MSc: 1 year full-time.
MHQ53 MSc: 2 Years Part-Time
In general, there are two levels of fees payable. EU students from EU countries including Ireland pay a subsidised level of fees for both taught courses and research programmes. Tuition fees for students from outside the EU are not subsidised and are thus somewhat higher than for EU students.
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The course provides a solid foundation in Theoretical Physics/Applied Mathematics/Pure Mathematics for students who wish to pursue careers in science, engineering, commerce and technology. Graduates gain employment in a wide range of occupations including research, teaching, actuary, banking, software development, computational physics and computer modelling/simulation. Students who perform well may go on to the PhD programme.