This structured research 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 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.
Students must take a minimum of 10 credits in taught modules (at least 5 in generic/transferable modules and at least 5 in subject specific/advanced specialist modules) from the Structured PhD programme.
There is an international shortage of highly skilled researchers able to handle large and complex datasets. Thus far our graduates have continued with research in academic environments but there are opportunities in public and private sector research and development, with environmental concerns and policy organisations: much depends on the substantive area of the thesis topic. This might focus on the innovative collection and processing of new datasets, on visualising complex datasets in multiple dimensions, on machine learning or on algorithms for the spatial analysis of data in a particular application area, for example health and retailing.
Please select the option ‘Taught Masters Scholarship’ from the drop down menu. PAC no. Please insert your (PAC) number that you have received from http://www.pac.ie after submitting your master’s course(s) application online. About You - Applicant’s personal details Mandatory information. Please note that date of birth is required to ensure that duplicate records can be identified in the online system. Applicant’s contact details A number of fields are mandatory. Applicant’s academic history Details of academic qualifications, including results. Information about the applicant’s final undergraduate Maynooth University Taught Masters Scholarships 2017 Guide for Applicants (V.1) 3 honours level 8 degree or equivalent must be provided. Applicants are required to upload official transcripts for academic qualifications into the online application system. Applicants may enter a number of qualifications into the system but only level 8 honours Bachelor’s degrees or equivalent are considered. Selecting your Department Applicants may select up to three Departments from the drop down menu. Applicants may be considered for scholarships in Masters programmes in up to three Departments.Taught Master’s Scholarship This section provides the opportunity for applicants to declare if they have been in receipt of a higher education authority student grant/SUSI grant. If an applicant has not been in receipt of a student grant for the final year of their undergraduate honours degree, this will not affect the assessment of their application. Applicants must also declare their acceptance of the scheme’s terms and conditions in this section. Taught Master’s Access Scholarship All applicants must indicate whether they wish to be considered for the taught master’s scholarship allocated under the Maynooth Access Programme. Please note this section is only relevant to the Taught Master’s Scholarship of €2,000 applications and to students currently registered with the Maynooth University Access Office. It is not considered for Alumni Scholarship applications. If this section is not completed it is assumed that the applicant does not wish to be considered. Recommendations Recommendations are not required for Taught Master’s Scholarship applications. References provided will not be considered. Downloadable Forms Downloadable forms are not required for Taught Master’s Scholarship applications. They are only relevant to Alumni Scholarship applications. If you are a graduate of Maynooth University and you are uploading an Alumni Scholarship personal statement form, please refer to the Alumni Scholarship guidance. Check your application
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Applicants must intend to pursue a full-time Taught Master’s degree at the University commencing in the following academic year. Achieve a minimum overall result of 65% in an Honours Bachelor’s degree from Maynooth University.
Candidates for the Master of Science must have either (a) a 2.1 Honours degree in a cognate discipline or (b) not less than 5 years experience of appropriate employment, subject to the approval of the Programme Director. Cognate disciplines include, but are not limited to: geography, computer science, geomatics, mining, engineering, mathematics. Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.