Taught course

Applied Science (Applied Physics)

University College Cork · College of Science, Engineering and Food Science

Entry requirements

BSc, BE, NCEA Diploma with Substantial Physics & Mathematics content. Different areas of specialisation may have different course units or topics which are pre-requisites, but this will delay their completion of the programme.

Months of entry


Course content

Today, there is a tendancy towards furthering an education in physics with postgraduate studies regardless of whether a career in industry or research is persued. Many Physics graduates traditionally enter careers in Applied Physics and Engineering, especially Electrical and Electronic Engineering. The Department of Physics in UCC provides opportunities for achieving higher degrees either by research or coursework. The Postgraduate Diploma and the MSc in Applied Physics are intended to provide a high technical knowledge of physics for industrial applications.

Fees and funding

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 2009/2010 will pay a reduced annual tuition fee of 2,000 euros.

Qualification and course duration


full time
9 months

Course contact details

John G. McInerney PhD, Professor of Physics & Head of Department