The Big Bang, particle physics, black holes, fractals, chaos, quantum computing, field theory, vector calculus, Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, quantum physics and the great ideas that shape our understanding of our universe and the way we think, are just some of the topics you’ll come to grips with as a student of Mathematical Physics.
Mathematical physics, or theoretical physics, is one of the most exciting and dynamic areas of study. Theoretical physicists study the entire physical world from the microscopic astrophysical world. The scope of its subject area ranges over such topics as, semiconductors, lasers, fractals, chaos, black holes, the Big Bang, the fundamental forces of nature, neural networks and the simulation of physical and biological systems.
- Accelerated 3 year degree
- Students enter directly into the 2nd year of the standard 4 year in Mathematical Physics and Mathematics programme
- 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
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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 1 March 2018 to the Access Office. Unfortunately we are unable to consider applications for alternative examination accommodation after this deadline.
01 February 2018
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