Taught course

Applied Physics

University of Limerick · Faculty of Science and Engineering

Entry requirements

Normally a 2.2 Hons Degree in an appropriate Science/Engineering/Technology discipline. Applications from other graduates who have a significant mathematical element in their primary degree in addition to other relevant technical background will also be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

To meet the needs of graduates who wish to augment their existing skills with an understanding of the methodology of physics and a knowledge of the physical principles underlying the operation of industrial processes and equipment. - See more at: http://www.ul.ie/graduateschool/course/applied-physics-msc

Modules include: Semester 1 - Foundations of Industrial Physics; Condensed Matter Physics 1; Industrial Application of Electromagnetics; Elective 1; Elective 2; Research Project Part 1.
Semester 2 - Industrial Instrumentation 1; Condensed Matter Physics 2; Applied Optical Technology; Elective 3; Elective 4; Research Project Part 2.
Students also to take elective modules.
Summer: Research Project Part 3.

Information for international students

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet one of the Universities English Language Requirements. Please visit http://www.ul.ie/graduateschool/non-european-applicants for the list of requirements

Fees and funding

The University of Limerick is offering 10 taught postgraduate scholarships to potential applicants for the 2014/15 academic year. The value of each scholarship is €2,000. The successful candidates will receive the scholarship in the form of a reduced fee. The Scholarships will be allocated by the faculties on the basis of financial need and personal statement from the applicants. For more information on how to apply please visit http://www.ul.ie/graduateschool/scholarship-funding

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr Fernando Rhen