Taught course

Applied Science (Applied Physics)

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

Entry requirements

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.

Months of entry


Course content

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.

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
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

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