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MSc in Physics by Negotiated Learning (PNL)    Back

University College Dublin Course Type: Master taught Start Date: September
Location: Dublin, Ireland Duration: see details Fees/total cost: EUR 7,800.00 - EUR 20,400.00

Description

Who is the MSc in Physics by Negotiated Learning (Masters Specialising in Space Science) for?

This programme offers graduates an opportunity to tailor the MSc curriculum to a targeted area of expertise in physics. In this way, you can customise the MSc to cater for your personal interests, to orientate to a particular job market, or to continue your professional development.

What will I learn?

Students have the opportunity to conduct a training needs assessment, and negotiate a programme of learning that is tailored to their own career goals and requirements.

How will I benefit?

You can use this programme to enhance your knowledge and skills according to your previous learning and career objectives.

What is the programme about?


The programme currently offers specialisations in the following areas of physics:

The chosen specialisation will be noted on the Masters Diploma Supplement.

About UCD School of Physics

Academic staff at the UCD School of Physics have had a measurable impact on research in their field, achieving a score of 3.2 in the Normalized Citation Impact as used by the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings. It shows that the research performed by staff at the UCD School of Physics is of significant interest among their global peers, as measured by citations to this work by those peers.

50% of the time is devoted to classroom or lab-based activities. The student spends the remaining time carrying out a substantial research project, chosen in consultation with academic staff.

The international standing of UCD has increased rapidly in recent years and the University is currently ranked within the top 1% of institutions world-wide by the Times Higher Education rankings.

UCD is Ireland’s leader in postgraduate education with almost 7,000 postgraduate students, representing approximately 28% of the UCD student population, and almost 2,000 PhD students. We have a strong Physics graduate programme at MSc and PhD levels. More than 40% of our graduate students are from overseas.

MSc Physics

Programme Highlights

  • Flexibility in programme design.
  • Wide range of research projects.
  • Tailored outcomes to meet your needs.
  • Taught by research-active academics.
  • Industry placement opportunities

Curriculum

This 90 ECT credit MSc programme consists for taught modules followed by a project. The length and scale of the project is flexible within the programme, contributing from 30 to 45 ECT credits.

You are free to choose modules from a variety of postgraduate programmes at UCD, according to your training needs, provided they form a coordinated curriculum to extend specialist knowledge within the general area of Physics. Following application and eligibility checks, the candidate engages in a ‘training needs’ assessment and curriculum negotiation with the course director to reach agreement on an appropriate combination of modules. This process takes account of qualifications and experience, to ensure the MSc gives added-value, and ensure there is coherence and direction in the final MSc qualification.

Graduates my choose an area of specialisation, which will determine core modules, from the following list:

Optional modules may be drawn from other areas including:

  • Astrophysics & Relativity
  • Particle Physics
  • Radiation Physics
  • Condensed Matter
  • Atomic, Molecular and Plasma Physics
  • Advanced Computational Mathematics

Optional modules also include (but are not limited to) graduate courses listed in the following links:

Space Science, Nano-science, DRHEA, CASL-SimSci, CASL-Bioinfo, and CSI.

The project may take the form of academic research or industry practicum. The nature of the project is by agreement between the student, supervisor and the course director.

Flexible delivery options

This MSc is a 90 ECTS course, which may be taken full-time in one year or part-time over two years. Other options include a 30 ECTS graduate certificate or a 60 ECTS graduate diploma (full-time or part-time), without the practicum component.

Masters - Full time

Start date:
September
Duration:
1 Year
Teaching method:
Face-To-Face
Language:
English
Venue:
Dublin, Ireland
EU-Fees:
EUR 7,800.00
Non-EU-Fees:
EUR 20,400.00
Tuition fees

Masters - Part time

Start date:
September
Duration:
2 Years
Teaching method:
Face-To-Face
Language:
English
Venue:
Dublin, Ireland
EU-Fees:
EUR 7,800.00
Non-EU-Fees:
EUR 20,400.00
Tuition fees

Course Provider Details

Course contact information

Dr. Vio Buchete
School of Physics
buchete@ucd.ie
University accredited:
Credits:
90 ECTS
Last update: 16/11/2015
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