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About NUI Galway
About NUI Galway
Since 1845, NUI Galway has been sharing the highest quality teaching and research with Ireland and the world. Find out what makes our University so special – from our distinguished history to the latest news and campus developments.
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NUI Galway has earned international recognition as a research-led university with a commitment to top quality teaching across a range of key areas of expertise.
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At NUI Galway, we believe that the best learning takes place when you apply what you learn in a real world context. That's why many of our courses include work placements or community projects.
The Research activity in Mathematics at NUI Galway covers a broad range of topics spanning Algebra, Analysis, Geometry and Topology. There is a particular strength in Computational Algebra, which has led to the establishment of de Brún Centre, with a mission is to support research in broad areas of algebra and its applications.
The various research groups within the discipline of Mathematics host a wide range of workshops, seminars and graduate courses, resulting in a unique and thriving graduate research programme.
Recent graduates are now working as lecturers and postdoctoral researcher at third-level institutes. Others are working in industry, including banking and finance, and in the Meteorological Service.
MSc (Mathematics), full-time
MSc (Mathematics), part-time
Applications are made online via the NUI Galway Postgraduate Applications System.
Candidates for the degree of MSc by research must have reached a high honours standard (minimum H2.2 [or equivalent international qualification] for an MSc) at the examination for the primary degree or presented such other evidence as will satisfy the Head of School and the College of his/her fitness.
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- Group theory including group varieties, representation theory of finite groups, associative and non-associative rings, and group rings, coding theory and cryptography.
- Computational algebra including computational homological algebra, computational group theory, computational representation theory.
- Linear and Multilinear Algebra.
Analysis and Numerical Analysis
- Functional analysis, in particular tensor products, multilinear forms, polynomials and holomorphic functions on Banach spaces.
- Non-linear analysis, including differential and integral equations, and fixed point theory.
- Numerical analysis and computational differential equations.
Geometry and Topology
- Differential geometry and the geometry and topology of Lie groups and homogeneous spaces.
- Analytic topology and order.
Fees: Non EU
EU Part time: Year 1 €3,826 (inclusive of student levy €140) p.a. 2022/23
All students, irrespective of funding, must pay the student levy €140.
What Our Students Say
Pádraig Ó Catháin | PhD Student
I love being a PhD student in Maths. It's given me the skills to analyse complex problems and uncover unexpected links between different topics. I also know that I am being prepared for either a career in academia or industry.