Award Type and NFQ level : HIGHER DIPLOMA (8)

CAO/PAC code : MHQ54;MHQ55

CAO Points :

Closing Date : 31 July 2024

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This is a one year full-time or two or more years part-time taught course.  It is aimed at those who have a primary degree in a related subject who wish to convert this to a degree in theoretical or mathematical physics.  Those holding the Higher Diploma are deemed to have reached the honours degree standard in mathematical (theoretical) physics.


A primary degree (NFQ Level 8 or equivalent honours degree) in which mathematical physics or equivalent forms a substantial component. Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level (NFQ Level 8 or equivalent honours degree).

Minimum English language requirements:
Applicants for whom English is not their first language are required to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study. For information about English language tests accepted and required scores, please see here. The requirements specified are applicable for both EU and international applicants.

Maynooth University's TOEFL code is 8850

Students take 60 credits of mathematical physics from the level 4 and level 3 modules. At least half the credits must be taken at level 4.  All module choices are subject to approval by the course director or head of department.

Course Duration: 1 year full-time

The course provides a solid foundation in theoretical physics/applied mathematics for students who wish to pursue careers in science, engineering, commerce and technology. Graduates gain employment in a wide range of occupations including research, teaching, actuary, banking, software development, computational physics and computer modelling/simulation.

Online application only

PAC Code
MHQ54 Full-time

The following information should be forwarded to PAC, 1 Courthouse Square, Galway or uploaded to your online application form:

Certified copies of all official transcripts of results for all non-Maynooth University qualifications listed MUST accompany the application. Failure to do so will delay your application being processed. Non-Maynooth University students are asked to provide two academic references and a copy of their birth certificate or valid passport.

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