Theoretical Physics

Trinity College Dublin


Course Name Theoretical Physics
Course Provider Trinity College Dublin
Course Code TR035
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major University of Dublin Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Dublin City Centre
Qualification Letters BA (Hons)
Duration 4 years
Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements

Expand+Special Entry Requirements
H3 In Mathematics and Physics

Admission Requirements 2019

To qualify for admission to an honours degree course at the University you must:

1 meet the minimum entry requirements (see below).

2 satisfy course s...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme Link Modules
These modules are accepted for scoring purposes only and are awarded the following points: Distinction 66, Merit 46, Pass 28.
Mature Applicants

Expand+All undergraduate courses in Trinity are open to mature applicants. Mature student applicants are not required to satisfy the normal minimum entry requirements and are not required to meet competitive academic entry levels (e.g. Leaving Certificate p...

Alternative Entry Please Refer to:
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Disability Access Route to Education DARE Web Page - Click Here
Number of Places Places 2018: 40
Link to Course Fee Web Page - Click Here
CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20th January 2019 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1st February 2019 at 5:15pm

Late online application - restrictions apply: Fee: €60 Closing Date: 1st May 2...

Course Content

Expand+What is Theoretical physics?
Theoretical physics explores the natural world at its most fundamental level, using mathematical theories guided by experimental investigation. For some it is the foundation for an academic career in mathematics or physi...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Your degree and what you'll study
The course combines much of the mathematics and physics curricula, including several modules specifically designed with the Theoretical Physics programme in mind. The final year includes a project which is carried o...

Assessment Method Assessment for courses is through a mixture of homework, laboratory reports, presentations and end-of-year exams.
Careers or Further Progression

Expand+Graduate skills and career opportunities

Many of our graduates proceed to PhD degrees in leading institutions throughout the world (such as Cambridge University, Harvard, and Imperial College London) in mathematics and experimental physics as well...

Further Enquiries Get In Touch!
The Math/Physics Open Day (MPOD)
is held in November each year.
or: or:
Email: or:
Tel: +353 1 896 1949 / 2019
Twitter: @TCD_physics
Points History
Year Points
2019 565
2018 531
2017 566