Physics & Astrophysics

University College Cork


Course Name Physics & Astrophysics
Course Provider University College Cork
Course Code CK408
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Cork City
Qualification Letters BSc (Honours)
Duration 4 years
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements

Expand+Minimum grade H5 in two subjects and minimum grade O6/H7 in four other subjects. Subjects must include Irish, English, Maths and a Lab Science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physics with Chemistry and Agricultural Science).

Additional Requ...

Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

Expand+To compete for a place as a school leaver, an applicant must satisfy the minimum entry requirements as well as any specific programme requirements, and then compete on the basis of the results obtained in their school leaving examinations.


Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP

Distinction 66
Merit 46
Pass 28

LCVP can be counted for points scoring purposes only and cannot be counted as one of the six subjects to satisfy minimum entry requirements.
QQI FET Applicants General Information

Expand+QQI FET (FETAC) Students
Entry to degree programmes at UCC is available on a competitive basis to students who present with a recognised QQI award. For a full list of linked programmes, and the relevant QQI FET requirements, see e...

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Mature Applicants

Expand+Mature Students
UCC reserves places for mature students on almost all undergraduate degree programmes. Mature students do not need Leaving Certificate points to enter UCC. However, some degree programmes have specific educational requirements and i...

Alternative Entry For information on alternative entry go to:
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Recognition of Prior Learning RPL Web Page - Click Here
Number of Places Approx. Intake 29
Mature Entry Places 5
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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

Physics is concerned with the nature and properties of matter and energy. This means that it deals with the most fundamental questions we can ask, from the quantum world on scales, smaller than an atom, to the largest distances we can ...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Year 1 Modules:

Introductory Physics I; Introductory Physics II; Mechanics I; Mechanics II; Mathematical Methods I; Mathematical Methods II; Introduction to Probability and Statistics

Option 2:
Introductory Physics I; Introductory...

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Careers or Further Progression

An education in physics provides problem-solving, analytical, computational, mathematical and IT skills, and can lead to a wide range of careers, in fields such as:

• computer science
• data science and analysis
• education

Further Enquiries Denise Gabuzda
T: +353 (0)21 490 2468
Course Web Page Web Page - Click Here
Points History
Year Points
2019 511
2018 521
2017 531