M.Sc. On Campus

Applied Physics

University of Limerick

12 months
15044 EUR/year
6538 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The MSc in Applied Physics offered at University of Limerick is a calendar year programme intended for graduates of physical science and engineering. UL Physics works with companies such as Analog Devices, COOK Medical, Intel, Seagate and BorgWarner. This engagement advances science, develops new products and processes, and creates employment opportunities for our graduates.


Graduate Profile

The Applied Physics course offered at University of Limerick is delivered by researchers at the cutting edge of next generation technologies. They have an outstanding track-record in producing scientific publications, and intellectual property e.g. patents. Our researchers are members of the Bernal Institute at UL which is one of the leading research institutes in Ireland.

The Bernal Institute houses nationally unique scientific infrastructure for the preparation and characterisation of novel materials and components. The Bernal laboratory of advanced microscopy houses the FEI Titan Transmission Electron Microscope, which is run by one of the MSc programme lecturers, Professor Ursel Bangert, a world leading microscopy researcher.

The objective of the MSc Applied Physics programme is to meet the needs of graduates who wish to increase their skills with an understanding of applied physics and knowledge of the physical principles underlying material properties, and the operation of processes and equipment, for the research and high technology sectors.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Research Project 
  • Condensed Matter Physics 
  • Foundations of Applied Physics
  • Nanoscience & Technology 
  • Semiconductor Processing 
  • Physics of Advanced Metrology
  • Physics of Materials
  • Methodology of Research in Physical Science
  • Optical Fibre and Optoelectronic Systems
  • Physics of Medical Instrumentation
  • Reporting Results in Physical Science
  • Digital Control
  • Noise
  • Surface Technology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15044 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15044 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6538 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6538 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Limerick

850 - 1150 EUR /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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