Open for applications: MSc in Mathematical Modelling

MSc in Mathematical Modelling

The course will be run by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics in the Univesrity of Limerick in association with MACSI.

Course description
This course will provide training in applied mathematics techniques and will focus on mathematical models of real-world processes, their formulation in terms of differential equations and methods of solution – both numerical and analytical. Central to the course will be practical problems that arise in industry, commerce, engineering and medicine, as well as in the environmental and life sciences. In particular, students will gain hands-on experience with current MACSI projects in collaboration with industry.

The course has been designed by Stokes Professor of Industrial and Applied Mathematics Andrew Fowler (who has experience teaching a similar programme at the University of Oxford). The first two semesters will be examined on coursework from both a mandatory core and a suite of optional courses from which the student can choose. The coursework will be followed by the preparation of a dissertation over the summer months under close supervision. The dissertation will be at research level, and will focus on a problem that arises through MACSI’s connections with industry, although there is some flexibility in the choice of dissertation. A break down of the course structure can found here.

Part time option available.

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Mathematical modelling of polysilicon fuses, in collaboration with Analog Devices, is one of the current research projects at MACSI. Please see here for more details.



High resolution forecasts for wind energy applications, in collaboration with Met Éireann, are currently being investigated. Please see here for more details.

Additional Information

Research in MACSI and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics focuses on applied mathematics. In particular, there is strong interest in numerical analysis, fluid mechanics, industrial applied mathematics, geoscience, imaging science and inverse problems, commerce and the life sciences.

The minimum entry requirement is a 2:2 undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in mathematics, or any related numerate discipline.

Application Forms and Deadlines

To apply for the MSc please visit and follow the links Graduate Programmes/Taught Programmes/Science and Engineering/Mathematical Modelling MSc. You will find a list of the required documents and instructions on how to submit these online.

Scholarship and Funding – Graduate School


If you would like more information, please contact Dr. Romina Gaburro.

Dr. Romina Gaburro
Lecturer in Applied Mathematics
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Limerick

Tel: +353 61 213193
Fax: +353 61 334927

We are always pleased to talk to prospective graduate students and answer any queries.

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VACANCY: Professor of Applied Mathematics, Ireland

TITLE OF POST: Professor of Applied Mathematics.

LOCATION: University of Limerick

SALARY SCALE: €114,740 – €140,961 p.a.



  • Doctoral degree (level 10NFQ) in a relevant discipline


Teaching, research and academic leadership in Applied Mathematics.


We are seeking to appoint a Professor of Applied Mathematics in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. This department is responsible for teaching at all levels across the University and also has a thriving research programme. In November 2015 the department was granted an Athena SWAN Bronze award, reflecting its commitment to addressing gender equality.

Applications are invited from leading researchers in any of the following subfields of Applied Mathematics: mechanics, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, mathematical geophysics, complex networks, numerical analysis, mathematical biology, game theory, probability theory and systems theory.

A commitment to collaborative research with departments and research centres across the University of Limerick is desirable. The Mathematics Applications Consortium for Science and Industry (MACSI) is a research centre based in the department which applies mathematics to diverse real-world problems. Recent examples of MACSI projects include the modelling of moisture absorption on a silicon chip, information diffusion on Twitter-like networks, and valve wear in an alumina refinery. MACSI also works closely with research centres within UL, such as the new smart manufacturing SFI funded centre Confirm, the Dairy Processing Technology Centre (DPTC), the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology Centre (PMTC) and the Synthesis and Solid State Pharmaceutical Centre (SSPC). Other collaborative opportunities within the University include the Bernal Institute, Lero and health-related departments.  Further application areas of interest to the University are outlined in its strategic plan, Broadening Horizons 2015-19.

Research areas of particular strength in the department include mathematical modelling, fluid mechanics, complex systems, differential equations, numerical analysis, inverse problems, optimisation, stochastic dynamics, financial mathematics and statistics.

The successful candidate will have a doctoral degree (level 10NFQ) in a relevant discipline, an international research reputation and a significant publication record. A record of achieving research funding and leading a research group is desirable, as is experience of working in collaborative and interdisciplinary projects. The successful candidate should also demonstrate interest and experience in teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

 Essential Criteria:

  • Doctoral degree (level 10NFQ) in a relevant discipline
  • Post doctoral experience in research, industry or academia
  • A significant track record in research and publication in a relevant area of Applied Mathematics
  • Submission of a statement of research plans (maximum 2 pages) and a statement of teaching experience and interests (maximum 2 pages)

Desirable Criteria:

  • A commitment to collaborative research with departments and research centres across the University, in particular MACSI
  • Experience in teaching at undergraduate or postgraduate levels
  • A record of obtaining competitive research funding
  • Evidence of academic leadership in Applied Mathematics
  • A track record of academic/industrial collaboration and/or realising industry funding

 Informal enquiries regarding the post may be directed to:
Dr Sarah Mitchell
Department of Mathematics & Statistics
University of Limerick

Apply via the HR website