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Mathematics - Research

Overview

A student must write a thesis under the direction of a member of staff containing a significant new result or an original insight. Collaborations with outside parties have involved work in Chemistry, Medicine, Archaeology, Banking, Computer-Aided Design, and other areas.

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement is a 2.1 Honours Degree in Mathematics or Statistics. A First Class degree is highly desirable. Before a student can be accepted into the programme, they must find a member of staff who is willing to act as their supervisor.

Applicants must have a recognized primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.

Minimum English language requirements:
• IELTS: 6.5 overall score
• TOEFL (Paper based test): 585
• TOEFL (Internet based test): 95
• PTE (Pearson): 62

Maynooth University’s TOEFL code is 8850

Duration

MHR08 2 years Full-time
MHR09 3 years Part-time

Careers or further progression

Career Options

The MLitt acts as a gateway to the PhD (Arts) which is the main entry degree for careers in research and third level teaching. However, many postgraduate research graduates take up employment in areas such as Industry, Commerce, Banking and Finance, Insurance, Software Development, Process Engineering or Education.

A 2009 study in the US found that the best three jobs in terms of income, work environment, and other factors were Mathematician, Actuary, and Statistician, all jobs suited to Mathematics and Statistics graduates.

For more information about jobs in Mathematics or Statistics, see:
www.maths.nuim.ie/careers
www.plus.maths.org.uk/interview.html
www.maa.org/careers
and the links in the ‘More Information’ section at the end of the last webpage.

Staff of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Maynooth University are happy to advise you on career-related matters.

Further enquiries

Contact us about this course
Programme Director Dr David Redmond
Tel +353 (0)1 7086761
Email David.Redmond@nuim.ie

Application date

Closing Date - Rolling Closing Date.

Research areas

Research Interests

Potential research students should decide on a general research area and then contact the academic members of staff within the Department. The best approach is to look at the list of research interests of staff under www.maths.nuim.ie/research and www.maths.nuim.ie/proposedpgprojects.

Proposed research areas:

Algebra and Number Theory
• Ring Theory
• Character Theory of Finite Groups
• Combinatorics and Number Theory
• Group Theory
• Algebraic Number Theory

Analysis
• Classical Analysis
• Diophantine Approximation and Measure Theory
• Real and Complex Analysis
• Stability Theory

Geometry and Algebraic Topology
• Differential Geometry
• Geometric Analysis
• Algebraic Geometry

Mathematics Education
• Task Design and Implementation
• Advanced Mathematical Thinking
• Affect in Mathematics
• Student Engagement and Motivation
• Evaluation of Teaching Initiatives

Statistics
• Statistical Modeling in Environment and Ecology
• Bayesian Methods of Statistical Inference
• Statistical Computing and Graphics

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!