- You will study the entire physical world from the microscopic to the cosmic - topics such as black holes, the Big Bang, quantum computing, elementary particles and the fundamental forces of nature, superconductivity, neural networks, matter in extreme conditions, and simulation of physical and biological systems.
- You will develop a deeper understanding of the various areas of modern mathematics, including analysis, algebra, geometry, and topology.
- This accelerated three-year programme is designed for students with a very strong interest in theoretical physics and mathematics.
- Students take Theoretical (Mathematical) Physics and Mathematics throughout the three years of the programme.
Why choose this degree?
- Understand how mathematical science underpins key areas of human endeavour and industry, from engineering to construction to economics, software development to space travel.
- Learn how to think hard and rigorously about mathematical questions and the fundamental theories of physics.
- Take a degree where you are prepared for research in Mathematics and Theoretical Physics and their applications in science and technology.
- Accelerated 3 year degree
- Students enter directly into the 2nd year of the standard 4-year Mathematical Physics programme, and take a more challenging Mathematics programme beginning in first year
- Students concentrate on Theoretical Physics and Mathematics for each of the 3 years of the degree
- Given the accelerated nature of this programme, a H2 grade in Leaving Certificate Mathematics is required for entry. Students require 50% in Maths (Pure) to proceed to 2nd year. Students continue with Mathematical Studies in 2nd year if they attain less than 50%.
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International & EU/EFTA Entry Requirements
Mature student applicants who have a disability
If you have a disability or specific learning difficulty (e.g. dyslexia), and require examination support for the written tests, please submit supporting documentation by 15 March 2021 to the Access Office. Unfortunately we are unable to consider applications for alternative examination accommodation after this deadline.
01 February 2021
The application process depends on the type of applicant you are. Click here for all information about how to apply.
Categories of applicant:
- School-leavers (Leaving Certificate students)
- Mature students (23 years or older by 1st January in the year of entry to the University/part-time degrees the mature age is 21)
- EU/EFTA/UK students
- International students (outside the EU)
- QQI (Further Education) students
- Transferring students
- Deferring students