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.
This programme receives funding from the Government under a major initiative to meet IT skills needs identified by the Expert Group on Future Skills Needs, therefore EU Students admitted to this programme in 2011/2012 will pay a reduced annual tuition fee of 2,750. If taking the course part-time a fee of 1700 is payable and a similar fee will be payable in year 2 for 2012/2013.
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.
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).
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS PROGRAMME RUNNING IS SUBJECT TO SUFFICIENT NUMBERS APPLYING AND REGISTERING FOR THE PROGRAMME IN 2011.
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Please note that non-EU applicants are not eligible to study part-time programmes
No work experience is required.
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