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What will I learn?

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.

Career Options

PhD is the main entry degree for careers in research and third level teaching. However, many MSc and PhD graduates take up employment in areas such as Industry, Commerce, Banking and Finance, Insurance, Software Development, Process Engineering or Education.

A 2009 study in the US found that the best three jobs in terms of income, work environment, and other factors were Mathematician, Actuary, and Statistician, all jobs suited to Mathematics and Statistics graduates.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
€15,000.00 (US$ 14,550) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Maynooth University

MAYNOOTH,

Kildare,

Republic of Ireland

Entry requirements

For international students

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.

Minimum English language requirements:

IELTS: 6.5 overall score

TOEFL (Paper based test): 585

TOEFL (Internet based test): 95

PTE (Pearson): 62

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Maynooth University

Maynooth is an internationally esteemed ‘young’ university, with a rich heritage, that offers an excellent student learning experience.

  • Located in Ireland’s only university town, 25km from Dublin
  • Three faculties with 34 academic departments
  • No.43 in THE 100 Universities Under 50 rankings
  • International Office offering friendly, dedicated support

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