Transition Years

Transition Year Week 2023/2024

Physics Transition Year Week 2023/2024 will take place from Monday 12th February to Friday 16th February, 2024.

You may register your interest by contacting us at

Application closing date Monday 20th of November.

Further details to follow, however, to date the week consisted of students attending the School in a group from 9.00am (9.30am on the Monday) to approx. 5.00pm for the full week Monday to Friday. 

A breakdown of the week is as follows:

  • attending lectures from physics researchers
  • hands-on lab experiments
  • tours of research labs and facilities, UCC campus and more
  • working in a group to develop your own physics projects
  • ... and all your physics questions answered! (Where does gravity come from? Can we simulate the entire universe? Will we ever be able to teleport?) 

For any queries regarding this transition year programme, please contact Aileen McCarthy/Nini Schwart (Job-share) at

Student Feedback

Spending a week at the UCC Physics Department has greatly increased my confidence in perusing the Physics course at University College Cork


I have learned that physics is fun and can be really useful to apply in real life scenarios


After this week I’m certain I’d like to go into a career in STEM, more than likely in physics


I used to think that studies in physics was a long and tedious process but since spending the week, I think it's very interesting and an engaging journey

School of Physics

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