Mathematical Sciences - Maths - Research

The School of Mathematical Sciences carries out research in a wide variety of areas of mathematics and cognate disciplines. These include computational astrophysics, difference and differential equations, differential geometry, financial mathematics, general relativity, group theory, mathematics education, numerical analysis, singular perturbation theory, and stochastic analysis. School members are affiliated to a number of institutional and national research centres, including the Centre for the Advancement of Science and Maths Teaching and Learning (CASTeL), the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) and the Financial Mathematics and Computation Cluster (FMC2).

Entry requirements

To register for a Postgraduate Research programme, a candidate must normally have obtained a primary degree classification equivalent to Lower Second Class Honours or above, from an approved University or an approved equivalent degree-awarding body, or have an approved equivalent professional qualification in an area cognate to the proposed research topic. See

•PhD: Candidates holding an appropriate Master's degree obtained by research may apply for direct entry to the PhD register to conduct research in a cognate area.

•PhD-track: Candidates with a taught Master's degree in an appropriate discipline with first- or second-class honours, and candidates with a primary degree in an appropriate discipline with first- or second-class honours, grade one, may apply and be considered for entry to the PhD-track register with a view to proceeding towards a PhD. Such candidates will undergo a confirmation procedure, as outlined in the Academic Regulations, before being admitted to the PhD register.

•Master's by Research: Candidates holding a primary degree equivalent to a second-class honours, grade two, may apply for entry on the research Master's register. Students on the Master's register may apply for transfer to the PhD Register under the same conditions, and using the same procedure, as PhD-track candidates requesting confirmation on the PhD register.

English Language Requirements


DCD32 PhD - Mathematical Sciences (Full-Time)
DCD33 PhD - Mathematical Sciences (Part-Time)
DCD34 MSc - Mathematical Sciences (Full-Time)
DCD35 MSc - Mathematical Sciences (Part-Time)
DCD36 PhD-track - Maths (Full-Time)
DCD37 PhD-track - Maths (Part-Time)

Research areas

The School has a wide range of expertise in mathematics, modelling, finance, actuarial science and education.

The research done in the School broadly falls under five headings:

•Algebra & Geometry

•Differential Equations (qualitative theory, numerical solution, stochastic)

•Financial Mathematics

•Theoretical Physics (astrophysics, gauge theories, gravitation, relativity)

•Mathematics Education

You may find details of individual's research interests and publications by looking them up under People, and clicking on their names.

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