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Mathematics - Applied Mathematics - Research

The research activity of the discipline covers a range of topics in both Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, with a particular emphasis on dynamical systems theory, quantum field theory, conformal field theory and modeling and analysis of partial differential equations. Members of the discipline are involved in joint projects with other disciplines/research units within the University, and are also involved in a number of international collaborations.

Entry requirements

To be eligible to enter on a programme of research for the degree of MSc you must have reached a high honours standard at the examination for the primary degree or presented such evidence as will satisfy the Head of School and the College of your fitness.


Course Code: MSc (full-time) 1MS1; MSc (part-time) 1MS2

MSc (Applied Mathematics), full-time

MSc (Applied Mathematics), part-time

Further enquiries

Mary Kelly

T 353 91 492 332


Application date

Applications are made online via the NUI Galway Postgraduate Applications System.

Research areas

Research Areas

Elastic waves and stability, nonlinear solid biomechanics;

Quantum Computation and Quantum Information, Computer Algebra, Tropical Geometry;

Mathematics of diffusion, modelling and analysis of impurity diffusion mechanisms in semiconductors;

Multibody system dynamics, numerical bifurcation analysis, piecewise smooth dynamical systems;

Vertex Operator Algebras and Conformal Field Theory, Monstrous Moonshine, Riemann Surfaces;

Biological Membranes, Artificial Muscles, Electro-active Polymers, Morphogenesis & Growth.

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