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Computational Physics, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #185 (QS) Dublin, Ireland
Computational Physics programme at University College Dublin is a basic specialisation that offers broad opportunities for future employment in research, development, data analytics and informatics-related industry sectors. 

Overview

The programme will enhance students’ CVs with expertise which is much sought-after by employers in a broad range of sectors, including the bio-pharmaceutical, telecommunications, data mining and analysis, IT consulting and green technologies industry sectors. The course is also a stepping-stone to PhD research in the areas of theoretical and computational physics, biological and medical physics, nanotechnology and nanoscience.

Career

The Computational Physics programme at University College Dublin prepares students for a career in industry or for further PhD research. Career opportunities are broad including the bio-pharmaceutical, telecommunications, data mining and analysis, IT consulting and green technologies industry sectors, both in Ireland and internationally.  It is also a stepping-stone to PhD research in the areas of theoretical and computational physics, biomedical physics, nanotechnology and nanoscience. Prospective employers include Deloitte & Touche, Murex Inc., Intel, Pfizer, Merck, Philips, Tullow Oil, University of Edinburgh, Imperial College London, and National Institutes of Health, USA.

Programme Structure

  • Students will learn how to plan and develop their modelling programs and algorithms to imitate the underlying processes of a physical system, and how to analyse and test the results of their calculations. 
  • In the negotiated learning framework, the students will be able to take modules in programming, mathematical and numerical methods and deepen their knowledge in modern theoretical and experimental physics research projects from atomistic and molecular modelling to nanooptics, spectroscopy and nanotechnology related applications.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Most courses operate a rolling admissions policy with decisions being taken as soon as possible after receipt of completed applications. 

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    90 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

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General Requirements

  • This programme is intended for applicants who have a strong background in physics, chemistry, engineering, material sciences or a related discipline with a significant physics content. An upper second class honours or international equivalent is required. In special circumstances, students with a strong physics background and 2.2 class honours may be accepted.
  • Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent. Applicants with an IELTS score of at least 5.5 may apply for admission to the UCD Pre-Masters Pathway programme.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14135 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14135 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8750 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8750 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Part-time:

  • EU/EEA: 4380 EUR
  • NON-EU/EEA: 9435 EUR

Living costs for Dublin

  • 1100 - 1800 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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