Mathematics - Research

The PhD and MSc research degrees provide a solid grounding in mathematical and statistical research, essential for building a professional career in academia, Industry, commerce, banking and finance, insurance, software development, process engineering or education.

Entry requirements

Normally a 2.1 BSc honours degree in mathematics or statistics. A first class BSc degree is highly desirable. Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact members of staff to discuss their projected area of research. For international students whose first language is not English, an English language exam certificate showing IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required.


MHR02 PhD 4 years Full-time
MHR03 PhD 6 years Part-time

Further enquiries

Address Department of Mathematics & Statistics, Logic House, South Campus, Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare


The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is a strong research community of academics and postgraduate researchers working in research groups specialising in algebra and number theory, geometric analysis, mathematics education and statistics.

Application date

All applications should be made through the PAC system.

Closing Date: Rolling Closing Date.

Research areas

Research Interests
The Department specialises in group theory, differential geometry, combinatorics, coding theory, cryptography, statistical modelling in environmental sciences, harmonic analysis, measure theory, bayesian modelling, statistical computing, classical function spaces and number theory.

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.

Remember to mention gradireland when contacting institutions!