M.Sc. Applied Science (Applied Physics)

University College Cork

Application deadline: June 15,(EU); June 30 (Non-EU)
Tuition fee:
  • € 2,750 / Year (EEA)
  • € 9,960 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2015
Duration full-time: 12 months
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

Show more

Your Details
Thank You

Become a StudyPortals member and get access to exclusive information, like scholarships, related to your favourite programme!

Please enter your full name.

Something went wrong. Please try again here.

Confirmation e-mail address does not match.

Confirmation e-mail address does not match.

An account with this e-mail already exists. Please log in here.

Are you already a StudyPortals Member?
Find all members only information here


Thank you! Please check your e-mail to activate your account. Once your membership account is activated, you can find all information here.

You can also find alternative Masters here



Please note that late applications will be considered if the programme has not been filled in the first round offers, or by the first round waiting list who meet the selection criteria requirements. Offers will then be made to late applications only if places are still available on the programme and if candidates meet the selection criteria requirements.

The MSc builds on the Postgraduate Diploma in providing a high technical knowledge of physics for industrial applications. The content, both theoretical and experimental, is coupled with computing classes for applied physics. It is designed to give graduates a high level of training in optoelectronics, medical physics or computational physics.


During their First Year students will take 20 credits of core honours physics lecture units plus 20 credits of their chosen area of specialisation and prescribed laboratory vocational training. In Year 2 students take a further 20-25 credits of their chosen area of specialisation and 5-10 credits from either Management or a language.

Students will also undertake a 6-month. 30 credit research project which will be located in a research laboratory or an industrial or government setting where appropriate. Modules will be chosen for each individual student by the Head of Department in consultation with the Programme Coordinator.

Programme Summary

Year 1
* Core Honours Physics lecture units 20 credits

* Chosen area of Specialisation 20 credits

* Laboratory and Vocational Training 20 credits

Year 2
* Chosen area of Specialisation 20-25 credits

* Management/Language 5-10 credits

* Research Project and Thesis Duration 6 months, 30 credits

It may be possible, at the discretion of the Head of the Department of Physics, to undertake up to 10 credits of the core syllabus in Second Year. The language/management option may be taken in either year.


Students must have a minimum of a second class honours degree in physics or a related subject. Students without this qualification can take the Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Physics to qualify for entry to the MSc.

Eligibility - via the Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Science The MSc Degree will be by Mode 2 - Coursework, Examination and Dissertation for two years from the date of first registration for the programme. Those who obtain honours in the Postgraduate Diploma and who have also obtained at least a Second Class Honours in a relevant primary degree may proceed to the Second Year of the MSc in Applied Science (Applied Physics).


English Language Requirements:
IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL equivalent

Part-Time Taught Postgraduate Programmes
Please note that non-EU applicants are not eligible to study part-time programmes

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5

Members only information

Looking for scholarship information?

Sign in to find all related scholarships and all information about funding here.

Not a member yet? Create an account and join +150 000 StudyPortals members.

Create a free account now!

  • Save and compare your favourite study programmes
  • Apply for the
    € 1000 scholarship
    awarded by StudyPortals each three months
  • Receive personal updates helping you to find the right study programme for you
Sign up for free or log in

We are helping thousands of students to find a university abroad!

Fortunately enough I was able to find StudyPortals. Right from the start of the application to getting the confirmation of admission I was using StudyPortals.
Shivprasad - India

Sign up for your personal newsletter and we will help you too.

We will send you all the information you need to find your dream study programme!

Thank you
Thank you for your question. We will get back to you soon! The reply will be sent to your account which you can activate via the e-mail you just received. Find more study programmes