Students may enter Second Science from the First Science Area of Study Physics and Astrophysics (CK408), and may proceed to a BSc Single Honours Degree in Astrophysics, Science Education (Physics Route only) or Physics, or a Joint Honours Degree in Physics with one of Applied Mathematics or Mathematics.
To progress to Second Science Single Honours Physics students must have passed the First Science Examination overall.
Students registered for the BSc Single Honours Degree in Physics may reregister for the BSc Single Honours in Astrophysics programme (or vice versa) at the end of their First or Second Years, subject to having passed the First Science Examination overall.
Students in the Physics and Astrophysics Area of Study (CK408) who have passed First Science are eligible to enter the Joint Honours programme in Physics and Mathematics.
Students in the Physics and Astrophysics Area of Study (CK408) wishing to proceed to the Joint Honours programme in Physics and Applied Mathematics must have taken AM1054 (5 credits) from the list of electives for CK408 and passed First Science in order to be eligible for entering the Joint Honours programme in Physics and Applied Mathematics.
Students in the Physics and Astrophysics Area of Study (CK408) wishing to proceed to the Chemical Physics degree programme must have taken either CM1006 (10 credits) or CM1007 (15 credits) from the list of electives for CK408 and passed First Science in order to be eligible for entering the Chemical Physics degree programme.
Students from the Mathematical Sciences Area of Study (CK407) who have taken the Physics modules PY1052 and PY1053 in First Science, and who pass First Science, will be eligible to enter the Joint Honours programme in Physics and Applied Mathematics or Physics and Mathematics.
The programme structures for Physics are shown in Table 7.
FIRST 

SECOND 

THIRD 

FOURTH 

CK408: 










Physics 

Physics 

PY + 

PY (40 credits) + 

PY (40 credits) + 

PY (60 credits) 





or 

or 




Astrophysics PY (45 credits) 

Astrophysics PY (60 credits) 




BSc Joint Honours 

CK408: 







PY + 

PY (30 credits) + 

PY (30 credits) + 

PY (30 credits) + 

or  or  
PY (30 credits) + 
PY (30 credits) + 
PY (30 credits) + 
SECOND SCIENCE
Students take 60 credits as follows:
Physics: PY2101 (5 credits),
PY2102 (5 credits), PY2103 (5 credits), PY2104 (5 credits), PY2105 (5
credits),
PY2106 (5 credits), PY2107 (5 credits), PY2108 (5 credits)
Applied Mathematics: AM2060 (5
credits), AM2071 (5 credits)
Mathematics: MA2071 (5
credits)
plus 5 credits from:
AM2052 (5 credits), MA2054 (5 credits), MA2055 (5 credits), CM2003 (5credits), CM2004 (5 credits)
Module Semester Information may be found here.
Module
Descriptions may be found here.
THIRD SCIENCE
Students take 60 credits as follows:
Physics: PY3101 (5 credits),
PY3102 (5 credits), PY3103 (5 credits), PY3104 (5 credits), PY3105 (5
credits),
PY3106 (5 credits), PY3107 (5 credits), PY3108 (5 credits)
Minors: AM2061 (5 credits), AM3051 (5 credits)
plus 10 credits from:
AM2072 (5 credits), AM3052 (5 credits), AM3062 (5 credits)*, AM3064 (5
credits), PY3109 (5 credits)
* AM3062 must be taken in either Third Science or Fourth Science.
Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.Astrophysics: PY3101 (5
credits), PY3102 (5 credits), PY3103 (5 credits), PY3104 (5 credits),
PY3105 (5 credits), PY3106 (5 credits), PY3107 (5 credits), PY3108 (5
credits), PY3109 (5 credits)
Minors: AM2061 (5 credits), AM3051 (5 credits)
plus 5 credits from:
AM2072 (5 credits), AM3052 (5 credits), AM3062 (5 credits)*, AM3064 (5
credits)
* AM3062 must be taken in either Third Science or Fourth Science.
Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.FOURTH SCIENCE
Students take 60 credits as follows:
Physics: PY4115 (10 credits  major research project)
plus 50 credits from:
AM3052 (5 credits), AM3062 (5 credits)*, PY3109 (5 credits), PY4101 (5 credits), PY4102 (5 credits), PY4103 (5
credits), PY4104 (5 credits), PY4105 (5 credits), PY4106 (5 credits), PY4107 (5 credits), PY4108 (5 credits), PY4109 (5
credits), PY4110 (5 credits), PY4111 (5 credits),
PY4112 (5 credits), PY4113 (5 credits), PY4117 (5 credits), PY4118 (5 credits), PY4126 (5 credits)
* AM3062 must be taken in either Third Science or Fourth Science.
Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.Astrophysics: PY4110 (5 credits), PY4111 (5 credits),
PY4112 (5 credits), PY4115 (10 credits  major research project)
plus 35 credits from:
AM3052 (5 credits), AM3062 (5 credits)*, PY4101 (5 credits), PY4102 (5 credits), PY4103 (5 credits), PY4104 (5
credits), PY4105 (5 credits), PY4106 (5 credits), PY4107 (5 credits), PY4108 (5 credits), PY4109 (5 credits), PY4113 (5 credits), PY4117 (5
credits), PY4118 (5 credits), PY4126 (5 credits)
* AM3062 must be taken in either Third Science or Fourth Science.
Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.Notes:
Examinations
Single Honours
Students who pass the Third University Examination and qualify to
proceed into Fourth Science may opt instead to be conferred with a BSc
Ordinary Degree. Students who pass the Third University Examination in
Science, but do not qualify to proceed into Fourth Science will be
awarded a BSc Ordinary Degree.
Joint Honours
Students who pass the Third University Examination in Science
(Physics) and who qualify to proceed into Fourth Science may opt
instead to be conferred with a BSc Ordinary degree.
The Fourth Science Research Project must be passed for the award of a BSc (Hons) Degree. There is no Autumn Supplemental Examination in the Research Project module which, if failed, must be repeated in a repeat year.
Full details and regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2019 Book and for each module in the Book of Modules 2018/2019.
Three Year Rule
Students must pass the Second and Third University Examinations in
Science  Physics within three academic years from the date of first
registration for Second and Third Years respectively; Students must
pass the BSc (Hons) (Physics) Degree Examination within three academic
years from the date of first registration for Fourth Year. Failure to
comply with this rule would mean that the student would be ineligible
to proceed further with his/her studies. Exceptions to this rule may
be granted by the College, only for very serious reasons.
SECOND SCIENCE
Students take 60 credits as follows:
Physics and Applied Mathematics:
Physics (30 credits): PY2101, PY2102, PY2103, PY2104, PY2106, PY2107 (5 credits per module)
Applied Mathematics (25 credits): AM2052, AM2060, AM2061, AM2071, AM2072 (5 credits per module)
Mathematics (5 credits): MA2071 (5 credits)
OR
Physics and Mathematics:
Mathematics/Applied Mathematics (30 credits):
AM2071, MA2051, MA2054, MA2055, MA2071 (5 credits per module)
and either AM2052 or MS2016 (5 credits per module)
Physics (30 credits): PY2101, PY2102, PY2103, PY2104, PY2106, PY2107 (5 credits per module)
Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.THIRD SCIENCE
Students take 60 credits as follows:
Physics and Applied Mathematics:
Physics (30 credits):
PY3101, PY3102, PY3103, PY3104, PY3106**, PY3107 (5 credits per module)
OR
PY3101, PY3102, PY3103, PY3104, PY3107, PY3109 (5 credits per module)
Applied Mathematics (30 credits): AM3051, AM3052, AM3061, AM3062**, AM3063, AM3064 (5 credits per module)
OR
Physics and Mathematics
Physics (30 credits):
PY3101, PY3102, PY3103, PY3104, PY3106**, PY3107 (5 credits per module)
OR
PY3101, PY3102, PY3103, PY3104, PY3107, PY3109 (5 credits per module)
Mathematics (30 credits): MA3051, MA3052, MA3054, MA3056, MA3062, MA3063 (5 credits per module)
** If either AM3062 or PY3106 are not taken in third year they must be taken in fourth year.
Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.FOURTH SCIENCE
Students take 60 credits as follows:
Physics and Applied Mathematics:
Students take one of PY4115 (10 credits) or AM4091 (10 credits) together with
Physics (25 credits) from: PY3105, PY3106**, PY3109, PY4101, PY4102, PY4103, PY4104, PY4105, PY4106, PY4107, PY4108, PY4109, PY4110, PY4111, PY4112, PY4113, PY4117, PY4118, PY4126 (5 credits per module)
Applied Mathematics (25 credits): AM4060, AM4062, AM4063, AM4064, AM4065 (5 credits per module)
OR
Physics and Mathematics
Students take one of MA4091 (10 credits) or PY4115 (10 credits) together with
Physics (25 credits):
AM3062 (5 credits) plus 20 credits from:
AM3052, PY3105, PY3106**, PY3109, PY4101, PY4102, PY4103, PY4104, PY4105, PY4106,
PY4107, PY4108, PY4109, PY4110, PY4111, PY4112, PY4113, PY4117, PY4118, PY4126 (5 credits per module)
Mathematics (25 credits):
Students take 15 credits of core modules as follows:
MA4052, MA4058, MA4059 (each 5 credits)
plus 10 credits from the following: MA4062, MA4063, MF4054 (each 5 credits)
Notes:
Examinations
Single Honours
Students who pass the Third University Examination and qualify to
proceed into Fourth Science may opt instead to be conferred with a BSc
Ordinary Degree. Students who pass the Third University Examination in
Science, but do not qualify to proceed into Fourth Science will be
awarded a BSc Ordinary Degree.
Joint Honours
Students who pass the Third University Examination in Science
(Physics) and who qualify to proceed into Fourth Science may opt
instead to be conferred with a BSc Ordinary degree.
The Fourth Science Research Project must be passed for the award of a BSc (Hons) Degree. There is no Autumn Supplemental Examination in the Research Project module which, if failed, must be repeated in a repeat year.
Full details and regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2019 Book and for each module in the Book of Modules 2018/2019.
Three Year Rule
Students must pass the Second and Third University Examinations in
Science  Physics within three academic years from the date of first
registration for Second and Third Years respectively; Students must
pass the BSc (Hons) (Physics) Degree Examination within three academic
years from the date of first registration for Fourth Year. Failure to
comply with this rule would mean that the student would be ineligible
to proceed further with his/her studies. Exceptions to this rule may
be granted by the College, only for very serious reasons.
Programme Learning Outcomes for BSc in Applied Mathematics and
Physics (NFQ Level 8, Major Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able
to:
Programme Learning Outcomes for BSc in Astrophysics (NFQ Level 8,
Major Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able
to:
Programme Learning Outcomes for BSc in Mathematics and Physics
(NFQ Level 8, Major Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able
to:
Programme Learning Outcomes for BSc in Physics (NFQ Level 8, Major
Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able
to: