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TR063 Junior Sophister Moderatorships for 2022/23

Having successfully completed the Freshman years, of the Physical Sciences programme, you must now decide on the discipline in which you wish to specialise for your moderatorship. For some of you this will be an easy decision, as you have known from entry the subject you wish to study. For others the choice may be more difficult. However, it is important for all of you to be open-minded and reflect carefully on the broad range of topics presented in the Freshman Physical Sciences modules.

My strong advice to you is - follow your interests! You will excel in the areas of physics in which you are most interested. All of our Moderatorships have a great deal of common transferable skills that will serve you well whatever your career. As a trained physicist, with a degree accredited by the Institute of Physics, you will have little barriers as physicists move between subject areas all the time.

There will be a face to face TR063 Moderatorship Fair on Friday 8th April with a talk given Prof Cormac McGuinness (Course Director) @ 15:00 on Friday April 8th in the Physics lecture theatre. Please read the TR063 Sophister Programme 2022/23 carefully and then complete the TR063 Physical Sciences Moderatorship Choice Form 2022/2023.

Students wishing to take Nanoscience must have taken Chemistry in their Junior Freshman & Senior Freshman year. Students should submit the online TR063 Physical Sciences Moderatorship Choice Form by Friday 29th April 2022.

Please watch Prof Aine Kelly's (Associate Dean of Undergraduate Science Education) Junior Sophister Options Overview video below:

Then complete the following:

If you require further assistance when making your choices you can contact the Course Advisors listed below.

Course Advisors

Physical Sciences Course Director

Prof Cormac McGuiness


Professor Cormac McGuinness

Physics and Astrophysics

Professor Brian Espey


Professor Peter Dunne