Research course

Mathematics (science)

Maynooth University · Department of Mathematics

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. For a PhD degree, a good MSc degree is often desirable. Applicants must have a recognized primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.

Months of entry


Course content

The PhD (Science) 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 new result or an original insight. Collaborations with outside parties have involved work in Chemistry, Medicine, Archaeology, Banking, Computer-Aided Design, and other areas.

Closing date
Research applications are generally accepted at any time

Information for international students

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.

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 Mathematics