Experimental Physics - Research
Research degrees in Experimental Physics typically include a mixture of course modules and original research work, which may involve laboratory investigations and computational studies.
All research students will be registered onto a Structured Research Programme. Students need to pass a certain number of credits in course modules in addition to successful completion and examination of the thesis. The student's original research as presented in the thesis is the sole means of assessment for the award of the degree.
MSc by Research students must take a minimum of 10 credits in taught modules (at least 5 in transferable modules and at least 5 in subject specific modules) from the Structured PhD programme.
Minimum second-class honours undergraduate degree in Physics or equivalent.
Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.
Minimum English language requirements:
• IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score
• TOEFL (Paper based test): 585
• TOEFL (Internet based test): 95
• PTE (Pearson): 62
Maynooth University's TOEFL code is 8850
Research applications are generally accepted at any time
2 years Full-time
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Research students at the Department of Experimental Physics gain expertise in specialized areas of experimental physics, computational physics or astrophysics during the course of their studies. This means that they are highly sought after by employers in a wide range of high-technology industries such as software engineering, micro-electronics, telecommunication engineering, scientific civil service, medical physics as well as those areas specifically requiring astrophysicists such as space science, satellite communications.