M.Sc. Applied Science (Applied Physics)

University College Cork | Cork, Ireland
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

Description of Applied Science (Applied Physics)

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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.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline June 15,(EU); June 30 (Non-EU)
Tuition fee
  • EUR 9960 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 2750 Year (EEA)

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.

Start date September  2015
Duration full-time 12 months
Languages
  • English
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Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

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.

English Language Requirements

Requirements for Applied Science (Applied Physics)

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.

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

Work Experience for Applied Science (Applied Physics)

No work experience is required.

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