All modules are 5 credits unless otherwise noted.
Practicalities of the course
Written exams will take place before Christmas and in May. Not all modules will have formal exams. Many modules use other types of assessment.
Who teaches this course
Staff from the disciplines of mathematics, applied mathematics, and statistics teach modules in this course, which is one of the two best degrees offered by the school, putting at your disposal a wide range of mathematical knowledge and experience in investigation. Proof of this is the high level and wide range of final degree projects that we offer.
The UCC program offers an excellent education in both experimental and theoretical physics.
Physics and the technologies developed by physicists play an important role in atmospheric science, chemistry, biology, medicine, electronics, geology, energy, optics, nanotechnology, computer science, and engineering.
An education in physics provides problem-solving, analytical, computational, mathematical, and IT skills and can lead to a wide range of careers.
You will enter the job market with a first-class numbering degree from one of the strongest math science departments in the country.
Employers highly appreciate the emphasis on developing problem-solving skills in a variety of disciplines. Our students have an excellent track record in both post-graduation professional development and graduate study.
We have strong links with local, national and international companies, as well as a strong international reputation for research, which will add value to your degree.
- At least six subjects must be submitted.
- Minimum grade H4 in one subject, minimum grade H5 in one subject and minimum grade O6 / H7 in four other subjects.
- English and Irish are requirements for all programs, unless the applicant is exempt from Irish.
The following are considered Laboratory Science subjects:
- Physics with Chemistry and Agricultural Sciences
Applicants must meet the following minimum entry requirements:
- English O6 / H7
- Irish O6 / H7
- Math O6 / H7 or H4 *
- Laboratory science O6 / H7 or H4 *
* Note: H4 in a laboratory science, mathematics or applied mathematics or computer science course
Candidates from outside the EU are expected to have educational qualifications of a standard equivalent to the Irish Exit Certificate. In addition, when such candidates are not native English speakers, they must satisfy the university of their English language proficiency.