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Mathematical Science

The course offers students in-depth knowledge of theoretical physics and the application of mathematical methods and demonstrates the crossdisciplinary application of these research areas. The course is delivered in a supportive environment nurturing the development of student research and preparing students for their professional career.

Entry requirements

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.

Duration

MHQ52 MSc: 1 year full-time.
MHQ53 MSc: 2 Years Part-Time

Careers or further progression

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.

Further enquiries

Programme Director: Professor Brian Dolan
Tel: +353 (0)1 708 3762
Email: bdolan@thphys.nuim.ie
Website: https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/mathematical-physics

Subjects taught

Course Structure
Students take modules in Mathematical Physics and Mathematics. At least 4 of the modules (at least 45 ECTS) must be taken at the Masters level (level 6 in Mathematical Physics and level 5 in Mathematics).

All module choices are subject to the approval of the Head of Department. Level 6 choices for Mathematical Physics are listed below. For other choices see the Mathematics Department modules at level 5 (see MSc in Mathematics MHR52) and Mathematical Physics Department modules at level 4. One of the Masters level modules may be replaced by a minor thesis subject to the approval of the Head of Department. Total credits 60.

Comment

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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