This programme offers graduates an opportunity to tailor the MSc curriculum to a targeted area of expertise in physics.
• Offers specialization in Space Science, Nano Bio Science and Nano Technology
• This is a flexible programme where the students can design and control their training experience
• The modules are delivered by research active international staff with worldwide reputation
What you need to know
Where is the course located?
What is the length of the course?
12 Months (1 Year) Full-time
When can I apply?
You can apply today
When does the course start?
Industry work placements may be possible.
Students are supported in organizing a placement with an academic research group. Where they choose to organize an internship with an industrial partner, they may be supported in this.
Application Closing Date
Open for an application
Number of Places
Fees and Funding
Non-EU Tuition Fees
Living Costs per year
Features and Benefits
- Career opportunities, both in Ireland and internationally, include the following areas: launchers, earth observation, satellite navigation, space transportation, satellite communications, space science experiments, life and physical sciences and general support technology.
- The modules are delivered by research active international staff with worldwide reputation.
- This is a flexible programme where the students can design and control their training experience.
- Offers specialisation in Space Science, Nano Bio Science and Nano Technology.
How to Apply
Once you are ready to start your application, please click on APPLY NOW
As part of your application, you will be required to submit:
- Your academic history and transcripts (Actual and/or Predicted Grades)
- Proof of English proficiency (typically IELTS or TOEFL scores)
- 2 letters of recommendation
- A copy of your passport
- Personal Statement
- Extra requests for certain courses
Minimum entry requirements
• Entrance to the programme requires a degree or equivalent in Physics, Engineering, Computer Science or a related discipline. An upper second class honors, or the international equivalent is required.
• In special circumstances, students with a strong physics background and lower second class honors degree 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.
• Students meeting the programme’s academic entry requirements but not the English language requirements, may enter the programme upon successful completion of UCD’s Pre-Sessional or International Pre-Master’s Pathway programmes.
These are the minimum entry requirements additional criteria may be requested for some programmes
• IELTS: An average score of 6.5 over all components and a minimum of 6.0 in each band on the Academic Version.
- A minimum score of 600 in the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), with Test of Written English at 475+
- A minimum score of 90 is required in the Internet based TOEFL (Ibt) with a score of at least 20 in each section.
• Pearson English Language Text: Minimum of 63 and at least 59 for each item in the Communicative Skills section.
• Temporary measure for 2020 ONLY (Response to Covid 19): For students affected by testing center closures due to COVID-19, UCD has approved the use of the Duolingo English Test (DET) as a temporary measure for the 2020 intake. The minimum requirement will be a DET score of 110.
Special Entry Requirements
Career opportunities, both in Ireland and internationally, include the following areas: launchers, earth observation, satellite navigation, space transportation, satellite communications, space science experiments, life and physical sciences and general support technology.
The MSc can also be used as a stepping-stone to PhD research in physics or engineering. Prospective employers include agencies such as ESA and NASA, as well as Irish and international industry.