The PhD is a research degree which usually takes four years to complete. A student must write a thesis under the direction of a member of staff containing a significant amount of original Statistics. Potential students should look at the list of proposed research projects and the list of academic staff; the latter list includes links to pages that detail the areas of expertise of each staff member. Collaborations with outside parties have involved work in Chemistry, Medicine, Archaeology, Banking, Computer-Aided Design, and other areas.
Additional information about postgraduate opportunities in Mathematics and Statistics can be found at www.maths.nuim.ie/postgrad
The Department has exchange agreements under the EC SOCRATES programme with a number of European universities. Students may spend up to half of one year at another university under this programme, provided that a suitable programme of studies is arranged. Financial aid is available in the form of IRC awards, the University's internal postgraduate funding scheme and Departmental tutorships. Occasionally funding is available for specific projects from other agencies.