Research at Maynooth University

Research at Maynooth University

Maynooth University is an internationally recognised institution ranked # 1 in Ireland in the latest Times Higher Education (THE) Best Young University Rankings. Maynooth University is a place of lively contrasts–a modern institution, dynamic, rapidly-growing, research-led and engaged, yet grounded in historic academic strengths and scholarly traditions.

Maynooth’s unique collegial culture fosters an interdisciplinary approach to research, which its world-class academics bring to bear in tackling some of the most fundamental challenges facing society today. The University’s research institutes and centres consolidate and deliver this impact as vibrant communities of learning, discovery and creation.

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Research at Maynooth is very much central to its teaching, and the University prides itself on placing equal value on its research and teaching missions. Maynooth University is proud of our prowess in the Social Sciences and the Arts and Humanities, embodied in two flagship research institutes. In the Sciences and Engineering, we have major strengths across disciplines in climate research, human health, data sciences, telecommunications and ocean energy. In addition, Maynooth University teams are partners in a number of Science Foundation Ireland national centres, including in communications (CONNECT), software (LERO and ADAPT), data analytics (INSIGHT), geosciences (iCRAG) renewable energy and sustainability (MAREI), bio-pharmaceuticals (SSPC), and advanced manufacturing (iFORM and CONFIRM) thus supporting national priorities and enterprise through our research expertise.


Research at Maynooth University

All research students at Maynooth University undertake a structured research MSc/MLitt or PhD programme, each of which incorporates educational opportunities relevant to research and professional development.

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Maynooth University research students develop a skillset that includes advanced research and analysis techniques, as well as a broad range of transferable skills. The Maynooth University Research Skills Development Programme draws on the expertise of the Graduate Studies and Research Development Offices, in conjunction with faculties, departments and professional units within the University, to further support research students in acquiring the skills and experience necessary to become independent academic researchers and to develop their careers in multiple settings beyond academia. This support is offered through the provision of a number of interdisciplinary modules and workshops. Research programmes at Maynooth University balance both research-specific and professional development education to ensure our research students are prepared for a future of engaging in excellent research and excelling in a variety of challenging careers.

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PhD and Research programmes at Maynooth University

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Research Programme Application Guide

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