Mathematical Science

Students take 60 credits of Mathematical Physics from the level 4 and level 3 modules.

Course Structure
Modules include computational physics, quantum mechanics, mathematical methods, condensed matter theory, astrophysics and cosmology, particle physics, quantum information processing, chaos and nonlinear dynamics, electromagnetic theory and statistical mechanics.

Entry requirements

A Primary Degree in which Mathematical Physics or an equivalent form a substantial component. 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


MHQ54 1 year Full-time
MHQ55 2 years Part-time

Careers or further progression

The course provides a solid foundation in Theoretical Physics/Applied 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.

Further enquiries

Programme Director Professor Brian Dolan
Tel +353 (0)1 708 3762
Address Department of Mathematical Physics, Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare


The Department of Mathematical Physics at Maynooth has a long and distinguished tradition in research. The Department offers high quality education in theoretical physics and the associated mathematics from Higher Diploma to Postdoctoral level and hosts an active community of PhD students and postdoctoral fellows.

Application date

All applications should be made through the PAC system.

Closing Date : 30 June 2019

Course fee

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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