Course Overview

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.

Programmes Available

MSc (Applied Mathematics), full-time
MSc (Applied Mathematics), part-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 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.

Who’s Suited to This Course

Current research projects

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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. (€5,890 including levy) 2024/25

Fees: Non EU

€15,000 p.a. (€15,140 including levy) 2024/25

Extra Information

EU Part time: Year 1 €4,250 p.a. (€4,390 including levy) 2024/25

All students, irrespective of funding, must pay the student levy of €140.

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What Our Students Say

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VO Thi Ngoc Tuoi |   Applied Mathematics

Being a PhD student in Applied Mathematics has given me a golden chance of gaining in-depth knowledge and experience. The purpose of my project is to develop and analyze mathematical model governing the diffusion of a drug through a polymer-coated stent used for the prevention of restenosis. After my study, I could pursue a career in the biomedical device industry or in academia.