Qualification : PHILOSOPHIAE DOCTOR DEGREE
Award Type and NFQ level : RESEARCH PH.D. (10)
CAO/PAC code : MH02B (FT), MH03B (PT)
CAO Points :
This structured PhD programme in Geocomputation aims to:
- Build capacity for independent research.
- Enhance advanced specialist knowledge in Geocomputation alongside transferable and generic skills.
- Enable students to disseminate their research.
In addition to the modules associated with this particular course, this Structured PhD programme offers postgraduate researchers the opportunity to select from modules taught on the MSc in Geocomputation and professional skills training modules offered by different faculties or modules offered by other Departments which are of particular interest, for example research commercialisation.
Research applications are generally accepted at any time
September (or other agreed time)
Candidates for research degrees will normally be expected to have at least an upper Second Class Honours degree or a relevant Masters degree. Relevant academic backgrounds include Geography, Computing Science, Surveying, Geomatics, Mathematics and Physics. We recommend that candidates contact the PhD Programme Director in the first instance. Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.
Minimum English language requirements:
- IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score
- TOEFL (Paper based test): 585
- TOEFL (Internet based test): 95
- PTE (Pearson): 62
Maynooth University’s TOEFL code is 8850
GIScience, spatial data analysis, spatial modelling, geographically weighted regression, large scale data handling.
Dr Tim McCarthy
Senior Research Fellow
Mobile mapping systems, intelligent transportation systems, disaster management systems.
Dr Jan Rigby
Centre for Health Geoinformatics
Health geographies, GIS, poverty.
For further information on research interests of NCG visit http://ncg.nuim.ie/
Students must take a minimum of 30 credits in taught modules (15 in generic/transferable modules and 15 in subject/specialist modules) and not exceed 90 credits in taught modules over the duration of their Structured PhD programme.
Online application only http://www.pac.ie/maynoothuniversity
The following information should be forwarded to PAC, 1 Courthouse Square, Galway or uploaded to your online application form:
Certified copies of all official transcripts of results for all non-Maynooth University qualifications listed MUST accompany the application. Failure to do so will delay your application being processed. Non-Maynooth University students are asked to provide two academic references and a copy of birth certificate or valid passport.