The minimum entry requirement is a 2:1 Honours Degree in 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
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 atwww.maths.nuim.ie/postgrad
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
For funding and scholarship opportunities see here.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Department of Mathematics