Physics

College of Science,
School of Physics

Course overview

Research activities within the School of Physics are organised within the following three clusters - Centre for Photonics and Imaging, Atmospheric and Environmental Research Cluster, Centre for Astronomy:


Centre for Photonics and Imaging:     

Lasers (‌NCLA)Applied OpticsMedical Physics & Tissue Optics (TOMI)



Research interests in Applied Optics and Imaging Science, Laser microfabrication and device development, Tissue Optics and Microcirculation Imaging, Medical Imaging & Modelling.


Atmospheric & Environmental Physics Research Cluster - Centre for Climate & Air Pollution Studies (C-CAPS)



Investigating physical and chemical properties of aerosols and gaseous species in the marine coastal environment and their ultimate role in climate change


Centre for Astronomy (CfA) 



Research interests in ‌Astronomy, Astronomical Instrumentation and Computational Astrophysics.


Programmes available

MSc, full-time and part-time

Entry requirements

To be eligible to enter on a programme of research for the degree of MSc you must have reached a high honours standard (minimum H2.2 or equivalent international qualification) at the examination for the primary degree or presented such evidence as will satisfy the Head of School and the College of your fitness.

Areas of interest

Follow the following link to find Research opportunities in Physics.

Researcher profiles

For more details contact individual members of staff through the website contact points:

PAC code

MSc (full-time), GYT23
MSc (part-time), GYT24

Current project

For current projects, visit the  School of Physics research opportunities webpage.

Fees for this course

EU: €4,529 p.a. 2016/17

Non-EU: €13,750 p.a. 2016/17

Full time EU Fee €4,529 p.a. 
Part time EU Fee €2,320 p.a.