M.Sc. On Campus

Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

University College Dublin

12 months
26400 EUR/year
9100 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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MSc Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at University College Dublin covers concepts in fields as diverse as continuum mechanics, hydrodynamics, mathematical biology, waves, non-linear dynamics, numerical analysis, advanced mathematical methods, modern mathematical physics and complex systems theory.



  • The Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics programme at University College Dublin prepares you for a career in industry or for further PhD research. Career opportunities are broad, including the financial, predictive modelling and risk assessment, 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, nanotechnology and nanoscience. Recent and prospective employers include Deloitte & Touche, Murex Inc., Intel, Pfi zer, Merck, Philips, Tullow Oil, the University of Edinburgh, Imperial College London, and National Institutes of Health, USA.

Programme Structure

  • Apply knowledge gained and skills developed to specific fundamental or industrial problems.
  • Describe the state-of-the art knowledge and skills in Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics.
  • Draw on a suite of transferable skills including critical thinking, problem solving, scientific report writing, communication skills, team-work, independent work, professional networking, project management. Presenting findings both orally and in written form, to thesis level.
  • Engage actively in addressing research topics of current relevance.
  • Formulate a mathematical model of a physical phenomenon, execute and report the results of an analytical theory, develop the limiting solutions and compare results critically with experimental or numerical evidence.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • Applications are assessed on a rolling basis and courses will close once they are filled.




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

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 profi ciency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26400 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26400 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9100 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9100 EUR per year during 12 months.

 Part Time

  • EU: €4,560
  • Non-EU: €13,200

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.


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