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The School of Physics offers four Moderatorship (honours degree) courses in which Physics is a main component.

Physics (TR071)

Physics explores our universe in all its diversity.

A Physics degree covers a broad syllabus which includes hands-on practical work while allowing you develop flexible skills in theory, instrumentation and data analysis. The course covers core subjects, including mechanics, electromagnetism, quantum mechanics, modern optic sand condensed matter physics, and more specialised topics such as nanoscience, high energy physics, astrophysics and superconductivity.

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Physics and Astrophysics (TR071)

The exploration of our solar system and the universe beyond.

The Physics and Astrophysics course includes a good background in core Physics subjects as well as specialised Astrophysics courses in topics such as astronomical instrumentation, spectroscopy, the solar system, stellar evolution, supernovae, galaxies, interstellar matter, black holes and cosmology.

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Theoretical Physics (TR035)

Theoretical physics explores the natural world at its most fundamental level.

Theoretical Physics is taught jointly by the Schools of Physics and Mathematics and is an excellent course for those with good mathematical ability, who wish to acquire a deeper physical and mathematical knowledge of the world.

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Nanoscience, Physics and Chemistry of Advanced Materials (TR076)

Nanoscience is the study of small scale matter, the minuscale building blocks of the material and biological worlds.

In this course, run jointly by the Schools of Physics and Chemistry, students will gain a deep and lasting understanding of the science of advanced materials that underpins the ‘nano’ revolution.

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Professional Qualification

All four of our Physics degree courses are recognised by the Institute of Physics, which is the professional body for physicists in Ireland and the UK, as qualifications for the professional title 'Chartered Physicist' (CPhys).