Physics - General Entry

Dublin City University


Course Name Physics - General Entry
Course Provider Dublin City University
Course Code DC175
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major Dublin City University Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Dublin City Centre
Duration 1 year
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements General Entry Requirements
A minimum of six Leaving Certificate subjects at Grade O6/H7, which must include Mathematics and English or Irish. In addition, applicants must present at least two subjects at grade H5.

Minimum Specific Course Requirements
O3 or H6 Mathematics and O3 or H5 in one of Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Physics with Chemistry, Applied Mathematics , Computer Science
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

Expand+Age Limited for Entry
Applicants must be at least 16 years of age on 15 January of the year of entry.

Leaving Certificate Subject Combinations Certain subjects will not be scored separately if they occur in combination with subjects that are sim...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP) Linked Modules

Distinction 66
Merit 46
Pass 28

Please note that LCVP link modules cannot be used as a subject for general or specific course entry requirements, but can be used for the calculation of points.
QQI FET Applicants General Information

Expand+All QQI awards are part of the new inclusive National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ), developed by QQI.

Applicants who have a full NFQ Level 5 award in the appropriate qualifications and modules, with a minimum of five distinctions, can be adm...

QQI FET Entry Requirements Web Page - Click Here
Mature Applicants

Expand+Mature Applicants EU/EEA and Non-EU
DCU has an active mature student body and strongly encourages applications from mature candidates (those aged 23 years or above on 1 January in the year of entry). As a mature student, your wealth of knowledge an...

Higher Education Access Route HEAR Web Page - Click Here
Disability Access Route to Education DARE Web Page - Click Here
Recognition of Prior Learning RPL Web Page - Click Here
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CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2020 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2020 at 5:15pm

Late online application - restrictions apply (see page 3 2020 CAO Handbook): F...

Course Content

Expand+Why DCU?
Study a wide range of physics topics in Year 1

Pursue one of three regarded Physics degree programmes from Year 2 onwards

Highly qualified and internationally recognised staff who are enthusiastic and accessible

Classes exclusi...

Subjects Taught What Will I Study?

Year 1
Thermal and Physical Properties of Matter
Inorganic and Physical Chemistry
The Universe
Electricity and Magnetism
Motion and Energy
Light and Optics
Physics Laboratory

For Years 2, 3 and 4, you will take the modules of your chosen degree course.
Careers or Further Progression Future Careers
Design Management
Data Analyst
Information Technology
Hospital Physicist

In These Areas
Astronomy and Astrophysics
Financial Services
Research and Development
Image Processing
Clinical and Diagnostic
Further Enquiries Contact Details
Dr Paul van Kampen
School of Physical Sciences
T +353 (0) 1 700 5023