Astrophysics, Physics and (BSc (Hons))

University College Cork Ireland

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The award
BSc (Hons)

How long you will study
4 years

Domestic course fees
EU 3000

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
EUR 3000

All study options

About Astrophysics, Physics and at University College Cork

Overview

If you are passionate about how things work and enjoy scientific experiments and mathematics, you should study physics – the study of the universe, from the largest galaxies to matter itself.

Physics and technologies developed by physicists play a major role in chemistry, biology, medicine, electronics, geology, and in the applied fields of optics, nanotechnology, computer science and engineering.

Its concepts, from relativity to quantum mechanics, challenge the imagination. A physics education not only develops problem-solving skills, it also provides a firm knowledge of basic science and the ability to apply and adapt that knowledge within the workplace.

Course Details

Year 1 Modules:

Option 1:

Core:

PY1052 & PY1053 Introductory Physics I & II (10 credits each);

MA1058 Introduction to Linear Algebra (5 credits);

MA1059 Calculus (5 credits);

MA1060 Introduction to Analysis (5 credits);

AM1052 Introduction to Mechanics (5 credits);

AM1053 Introduction to Mathematical Modelling (5 credits)

Electives:

AM1054 Mathematical Software (5 credits);

CM1006 Introduction to Chemistry for Physicists and Mathematicians (10 credits);

CM1007 Introduction to Chemistry for Physicists (15 credits);

CS1061 Programming in C (5 credits);

CS1065 Computer Applications with Visual Basic (5 credits);

CS1068 Introductory Programming in Python (5 credits);

MA1057 Introduction to Abstract Algebra (5 credits);

PY1054 Special Topics in Physics (5 credits);

ST1051 Introduction to Probability and Statistics (5 credits)

Option 2:

Core:

PY1052 & PY1053 Introductory Physics I & II (10 credits each);

MA1058 Introduction to Linear Algebra (5 credits);

MA1059 Calculus (5 credits);

MA1060 Introduction to Analysis (5 credits);

CM1007 Introduction to Chemistry for Physicists (15 credits);

Electives (All 5 credits):

BL1002 Cells, Biomolecules, Genetics and Evolution;

BL1003 Introduction to Biological Chemistry and Microbiology

BL1004 Physiology and Structure of Plants and Animals

BL1005 Introduction to Ecology

Years 2, 3 & 4 Modules:

Option 1:

Students select one Degree stream from:

Astrophysics; Physics; Chemical Physics

or

Physics and Mathematics; Physics and Applied Mathematics

Option 2:

Science Education (Physics Route only)

See the College Calendar for more detailed information on the programme and the Book of Modules for a more detailed description of programme modules.

Fact File

Course Code: CK408

Course Title: Physics and Astrophysics CK408

College: Science, Engineering and Food Science

Duration: 4 Years

Teaching Mode: Full-time

Qualifications: BSc (Hons)

NFQ Level: Level 8

Costs: Full-time EU/EEA/Swiss State undergraduate students may be exempt from paying tuition fees. The State will pay the tuition fees for students who satisfy the Free Fees Criteria. In 2016/17 the Student Contribution Charge will be EUR 3,000 and the Capitation Fee will be EUR 165.

2017 Entry Requirements: H5 in two subjects and O6/H7 in four other subjects in the Leaving Certificate from Irish, English, Mathematics, one Laboratory Science subject (Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Physics with Chemistry (joint) or Agricultural Science) and two other subjects recognised for entry purposes. Special Entry Requirements: H4 in a Laboratory Science subject, or Mathematics or Applied Mathematics.

Entry Points: 2015: 505 points. Points vary from year to year.

Course Practicalities

See the College Calendar for more detailed information on the Programme and the Book of Modules for a more detailed description of Programme Modules.

Assessment

Written exams will take place before Christmas and in May. Not all modules will have formal examinations. Many modules use other types of assessment.

Application Procedure

EU applicants: Application to the first year of the degree programme is made directly through the Central Applications Office (CAO). Applicants should apply online at www.cao.ie. The normal closing date for receipt of completed applications is 1st February of the year of entry.

Non-EU Applicants.

Mature Applicants: Application is made through the CAOand the closing date for receipt of completed applications is 1st February of the year of proposed entry.

Further Contact Information

Physics Department

T:+353 (0)21 4902468

E:physics@ucc.ie

W:http://www.physics.ucc.ie/

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBSc (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study4 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesEU 3000International course feesEUR 3000

Notes about fees for this course

Costs: Full-time EU/EEA/Swiss State undergraduate students may be exempt from paying tuition fees. The State will pay the tuition fees for students who satisfy the Free Fees Criteria. In 2016/17 the Student Contribution Charge will be EUR 3,000 and the Capitation Fee will be EUR 165.

2017 Entry Requirements: H5 in two subjects and O6/H7 in four other subjects in the Leaving Certificate from Irish, English, Mathematics, one Laboratory Science subject (Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Physics with Chemistry (joint) or Agricultural Science) and two other subjects recognised for entry purposes. Special Entry Requirements: H4 in a Laboratory Science subject, or Mathematics or Applied Mathematics.

Entry Points: 2015: 505 points. Points vary from year to year.

Entry requirements for this course

Contact University College Cork to find course entry requirements.

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