Course Overview

All PhD students in the College of Science will enroll in a Structured PhD

The research activity of the discipline covers a range of topics in both Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, with particular emphasis on dynamical systems, numerical methods, quantum computation, conformal field theory, modelling and mathematics of biology. Members of the discipline are involved in joint projects with other disciplines and research units within the University, such as the Stokes Cluster for Applied Mathematics, the Complex Systems Research Centre, the National Centre for Biomedical Engineering Science or the Biomechanics Research Centre

Programmes Available

(Structured PhD) Applied Mathematics—4 years (full-time).
Applications are made online via the NUI Galway Postgraduate Applications System


Learning Outcomes

Entry Requirements

To be eligible to enter on a programme of study and research for the degree of PhD 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.

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Course Outline

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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.

Researcher Profiles

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€5,750 p.a. 2018/19

Fees: Non EU

€14,750 p.a. 2018/19

Contact Us

Mary Kelly  
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