Physics with Astrophysics

Maynooth University


Course Name Physics with Astrophysics
Course Provider Maynooth University
Course Code MH204
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) Maynooth
Qualification Letters BSc
Duration Duration: 4 years
Erasmus/Study Abroad Option: Subject to availability
Placement Option: No
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements Leaving Certificate: 2H5 & 4O6/H7, Irish, English & a Science subject (i.e. Agricultural Science, Applied Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Physics, or Physics with Chemistry) & O4/ H7 Mathematics
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

Expand+Age Restrictions
In general, students must be 17 years or older by 15th January in the year after entry to the University. If you are younger, you must make a special application to the University’s President.

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Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP) Link Modules
Points are awarded as follows:

Distinction 66
Merit 46
Pass 28

Applicants can use their points allocation for the Link Modules as one of their best six subjects for the purpose of calculating points, but the Link Modules do not qualify as a subject for minimum entry requirement purposes.
QQI FET Applicants General Information QQI Link: No
Mature Applicants

Expand+Maynooth University greatly values the particular contribution of mature students to the academic and social environment of the University. A mature student is 23 years or older by 1st January in the year of entry to the University. For part-time deg...

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Number of Places 2019: 10
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Financial Support For information on grants go to:
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+If you are passionate about understanding astrophysical phenomena, this degree has been designed for you.

It is based on the Single Major degree in Experimental Physics but with an increased emphasis on studying the physical principles needed to ...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Course structure
1st year
Physics with Astrophysics
Choose 2 other Science subjects (Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering Science, Mathematical Physics) or Critical Skills and 1 Science subject

2nd year
Physics wit...

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Computational Thinking
Experimental Physics
Theoretical Physics and Mathematics
Careers or Further Progression

Expand+Options after graduation?
Physicists and astrophysicists find employment in high-tech fields and in areas where analytical and problem-solving skills are valued. Graduates have progressed to roles at Met Éireann, St. Luke’s Hospital Dublin, the ...

Further Enquiries Maynooth University Department of Experimental Physics, Science Building
+ 353 1 708 3843
International Students Web Page - Click Here
Points History
Year Points
2019 420
2018 425
2017 423