M.Sc. Experimental Physics (MSc By Research)

Maynooth University | Maynooth, Ireland
Research degrees in Experimental Physics typically include a mixture of course modules and original research work, which may involve laboratory investigations and computational studies. Prospective postgraduate students should contact individual supervisors for further details.

Description of Experimental Physics (MSc By Research)

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Research degrees in Experimental Physics typically include a mixture of course modules and original research work, which may involve laboratory investigations and computational studies. Prospective postgraduate students should contact individual supervisors for further details

Career options:

Research students at the Department of Experimental Physics gain expertise in specialized areas of experimental physics, computational physics or astrophysics during the course of their studies.

This means that they are highly sought after by employers in a wide range of high-technology industries such as software engineering, micro-electronics, telecommunication engineering, scientific civil service, medical physics as well as those areas specifically requiring astrophysicists such as space science, satellite communications. A PhD degree is a prerequisite for careers in academia and industrial research.

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee Not specified
Start date Any time  2015
Duration full-time 24 months
Languages
  • English
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Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time
Intensity Flexible

Course Content

Closing date

  • Research applications are generally accepted at any time

Commences

  • September 2013 (or other agreed time)

All students registering for a PhD or MSc by Research will be automatically registered onto a Structured Research Programme. The structured programmes at NUI Maynooth is broken down into three main areas:

1. Generic Skills Modules – which are provided by the Faculty of Science and Engineering
2. Subject Specific/ Advanced Specialist Modules – which are provided by the Department of Experimental Physics or its partners (DRHEA or other academic departments)
3. Transferable Skills – which are modules available to all research students.

Students need to pass a certain number of credits in those modules in addition to successful completion and examination of the thesis. The student’s original
research as presented in the thesis is the sole means of assessment for the award of the degree. The taught credits are used to assess annual progress and the list of modules and grades are inserted in the student’s transcript in the case of the Master’s degree.

For PhD programmes

Students must take a minimum of 30 credits in taught modules (15 in generic/transferable modules and 15 in subject/specialist modules) and not exceed 90
credits in taught modules over the duration of their Structured PhD programme.

For MSc by Research programmes

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.

Duration: PhD: 4 years Full-time; MSc by Research: 2 years Full-time

Requirements for Experimental Physics (MSc By Research)

Minimum second-class honours undergraduate degree in Physics or equivalent.

Work Experience for Experimental Physics (MSc By Research)

No work experience is required.

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Accreditation

National University of Ireland

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