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Applied Mathematics & Theoretical Physics

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)

MSc Applied Mathematics & Theoretical Physics covers concepts in fields as diverse as continuum mechanics, hydrodynamics, mathematical biology, waves, non-linear dynamics, numerical analysis, advanced mathematical methods, modern mathematical physics and complex systems theory. 

offers broad opportunities for future employment in research, development, predictive modelling and risk assessment and informatics-related industry sectors.

developed in close connection with the Simulation Science and Computational Physics specialties, offering students both a robust training in computational methods on top of the solid theoretical and mathematical foundation.

Who should apply?
Full Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes
Our Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics MSc is aimed at students with a strong background in Physics, Mathematics or a related Natural Science, who wish to learn state-of-the-art mathematical models and methods, applied to quantitative analysis of a broad range of physical phenomena.

Entry requirements

• This programme is intended for applicants who have a strong background in physics, chemistry, engineering, material sciences or a related discipline with a significant physics content. An upper second class honours or international equivalent is required. In special circumstances, students with a strong physics background and 2.2 class honours may be accepted.

• Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent. Applicants with an IELTS score of at least 5.5 may apply for admission to the UCD Pre-Masters Pathway programme


1 year full-time

Careers or further progression

Career Opportunties
The programme prepares you for a career in industry or for further PhD research. Career opportunities are broad, including the financial, predictive modelling and risk assessment, telecommunications, data mining and analysis, IT consulting and green technologies industry sectors, both in Ireland and internationally. It is also a stepping stone to PhD research in the areas of theoretical and computational physics, nanotechnology and nanoscience. Recent and prospective employers include Deloitte & Touche, Murex Inc., Intel, Pfi zer, Merck, Philips, Tullow Oil, the University of Edinburgh, Imperial College London, and National Institutes of Health, USA.

Further enquiries

Dr Vladimir Lobaskin :
Tel: +353 1 716 2432
UCD School of Physics,
University College Dublin,
Belfield, Dublin 4.

Subjects taught

Modules will be decided upon agreement with the Programme Director,
indicative modules available include:
• General Relativity and Cosmology
• Quantum Theory of Condensed Matter
• Theoretical Astrophysics
• Advanced Statistical Physics
• Quantum Field Theory
• High Energy Particle Physics
• General Relativity and Black Holes
• Numerical Algorithms
• Dynamical Systems
• Electrodynamics and Gauge Theory
• Relativistic Quantum Mechanics
• Environmental Fluids
• Differential Geometry

Modules and topics shown are subject to change and are not guaranteed by UCD


Additional Course Delivery Options
• MSc Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (Negotiated Learning) 2 Year Part-time
• Graduate Certificate Physics (Negotiated Learning) Part-time with no research project component
• Graduate Diploma Physics (Negotiated Learning) Part-time with no research project component

Application date

MSc Applied Mathematics & Theoretical Physics (N Learning)FT (F124)
Duration 1 Years
Attendance Full Time
Deadline Rolling *

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake:2017/2018 September

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