Research course

Mathematical Physics (science)

Maynooth University · Department of Mathematical Physics

Entry requirements

Candidates for a PhD degree will normally be expected to have a First Class Honours Primary Degree in Mathematical/Theoretical Physics or a relevant discipline. Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.

Months of entry


Course content

PhD (Science) in Mathematical Physics

The objective of the structured research programme in Mathematical Physics is to provide:

  • A high quality research experience and training
  • Enhanced arrangements for supervision and mentorship
  • Structured arrangements for the development of generic and transferable skills
  • Advanced discipline-specific taught courses
  • Regular monitoring of progress

Closing date
Research applications are generally accepted at any time

Information for international students

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.

Fees and funding

International students

For funding and scholarship opportunities see here.

Qualification and course duration


full time
48 months

Course contact details

Department of Mathematical Physics