Physics & Astrophysics

University College Cork

 

Course Name Physics & Astrophysics
Course Provider University College Cork
Course Code CK408
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Qualifications
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, Mathematics, and a laboratory science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physics with Chemistry (joint) or Agricultural Scie...

Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

Expand+IRISH LEAVING CERTIFICATE SCHOOL LEAVERS
If you present the Irish Leaving Certificate you need to present six recognised subjects, selected according to course requirements, you must obtain a minimum grade H5 in two subjects and minimum grade O...

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 www.ucc.ie/ e...

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Mature Applicants

Expand+MATURE STUDENT APPLICANTS
To be eligible to compete for a place as a mature student, you must be 23 years of age on or before 1 January 2022 and apply via www.cao.ie by 1 February. Please check out the CAO website for more information on the app...

Alternative Entry For information on alternative entry go to: https://www.ucc.ie/en/study/undergrad/how/
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
Number of Places Approx. available places 30
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CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Entry 2022

Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2022 at 5pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2022 at 5pm

Late online application - restrictions apply (see page 3 2022 CAO Hand...

Course Content

Expand+WHAT IS PHYSICS AND ASTROPHYSICS?
Physics is at the heart of everything – it asks us to consider the nature and properties of matter and energy. We find physics operating in elementary particles, nuclei, atoms, molecules, macromolecules, li...

Subjects Taught

Expand+FIRST YEAR MODULES
All modules are 5 credits unless otherwise stated.
CORE:
OPTION 1:
PY1052 & PY1053 Introductory Physics I & II (10 credits each),
MA1011 & MA1012 Mathematical Methods I & II,
AM1052 Conduction to Mechanics,
ST105...

Modules Link Web Page - Click Here
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Expand+Degree Awards - Single Honours:
Physics, Astrophysics, Chemical Physics
If you wish to pursue one of the above BSc Single Honours degree awards, you can choose either Option 1 or Option 2 in first year.

Degree Award - Joint Honours:
Mathemati...

Careers or Further Progression

Expand+CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
An education in physics provides you with problem-solving, analytical, computational, mathematical and IT skills, and can lead to a broad range of career fields to choose from; these include computer science, data science an...

Further Enquiries Professor Stephen Fahy
email: physics@ucc.ie
Tel: +353 (0)21 490 2468
http://physics.ucc.ie/

Twitter: @PHYSICSUCC
Instagram: UCCCOLLEGEOFSEFS
Course Web Page Web Page - Click Here
International Students Web Page - Click Here
 
Points History
Year Points
2022 578
2021 566
2020 554