Frequently Asked Questions
How do I contact my lecturers
All contact details for Physics lecturers can be found under 'Our People' section of our website.
What supports are available to me
All Physics Department staff are available to support you. The main office contact details are; email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 021-4902468. UCC also have student support services available for all students whether you require career, exam, wellbeing or financial support, the list is endless, so do not hesitate to reach out and avail of these supports if and when they are needed: Student Support Services
If I feel unwell and think I may have Covid
If you have a cough or fever or breathlessness or loss or change in your senses of smell or taste, you may have COVID-19 and testing may be required.
If you have any of these symptms, you should telephone the Student Health Service on (021) 4902311 or your own GP.
Do not leave your home. You should self-isolate in a closed room and follow the Doctor's advice when they return your phone call.
Do not go to the Student Health Centre, or your Doctor's surgery or or to an A+E. You may put others at risk and may spread infection.
Continue with the advice you are provided with after calling Student Health or your GP.
How do I go about starting an undergraduate degree in Physics
How do I apply to study Physics at UCC as a mature student
The Mature Students Office at UCC offers great support and advise. From what is needed to be ready to apply, the application process, as well as support while studying as a mature student at UCC. Please see their website here.
The International Student Office in UCC provides a multitude of information from student support, studying, what is required when applying to UCC as an International student, visiting UCC and studying abroad.
Entering CK408 ‘Physics and Astrophysics’ via QQI (PLC/FETAC) route
There are currently 2 places available for students entering CK408 via the QQI route. Students taking this route need to complete certain course modules (PLC/FETAC) and then apply for CK408 via the CAO website. PLC (Post Leaving Cert) courses commonly work towards a FETAC (Further Education and Training Awards Council) qualification. PLC/ FETAC courses are not offered by the Department of Physics at UCC but by many colleges in Cork as well as nationally. Details on this entry route can be found here. Specific details on modules needed to apply for CK408 can be found here and here.
Entering CK409 ‘Industrial Physics’ via QQI (PLC/FETAC) route
There is currently 1 place available for students entering CK409 via the QQI route. Students taking this route need to complete certain course modules (PLC/FETAC) and then apply for CK409 via the CAO website. PLC (Post Leaving Cert) courses commonly work towards a FETAC (Further Education and Training Awards Council) qualification. PLC/ FETAC courses are not offered by the Department of Physics at UCC but by many colleges in Cork as well as nationally. Details on this entry route can be found here. Specific details on modules needed to apply for CK409 can be found here and here.
What careers could I potentially avail of once I finish my Physics programme
Career opportunities in physics are as varied as the subject itself.
On completing a physics degree, there are two main career options – a choice between industry or academic research.
If you wish to continue and do research in Physics at UCC, visit here.
For career details click here.
How do I stay connected with UCC after I finish my programme
Here at Physics we would love if you kept in touch after parting ways and here is how you can:
- Send us your personal email address to email@example.com which we will keep on file for use as follows; outreach/events/alumni information and job opportunities.
- Stay connected with us via social media - Facebook: Physics Department UCC - Home | Facebook and Twitter: Department of Physics UCC (@PhysicsUcc) / Twitter
- Visit our alumni section of our webpage and see recent graduate profiles and career information.
- Also UCC has an Alumni department to which you can get involved with. See the benefits that are available to you as alumni of UCC here.
Physics Department Event Information
Should you wish to get involved with some of our events throughout the year, do check out our News and Events section on our webpage.
For UCC open days and a chance to visit campus click here.
If you would like to be added to our seminar/event mailing list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Work Experience in the Physics Department
While we currently dont faciliate ongoing work experience in the department, we do invite those interested (usually 4th year students) to check out our annual transition year programme which is currently held in Springtime every year. This week proves very popular for students so we encourage you to express your interest early! Visit here for further information on this programme.
Information about Graduation/Conferring's
All students should be notified prior to graduation/conferrings by email with full details of the event.
Visit the following UCC Conferrings webpage which will also provide you with further information such as:
- conferring dates
- joint UCC parchments
- revisiting past ceremonies so you get an idea of what the event format is like
- the relevant contact information