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Research Masters (MSc)
The School of Physics in UCC awards research degrees in Physics at Master’s (MSc) level. Prospective students must contact their proposed supervisor to discuss and approve any application in advance.
The MSc usually takes a minimum of 12 months full-time or 24 months part-time. The minimum entry requirement for an MSc is an approved primary degree with a minimum grade of Second-Class Honours, Grade II (2H2). Please note that apart from this general requirement, there may also be special requirements depending on the particular research field or topic. The proposed supervisor will advise the student of any such requirements.
Prospective students must contact their proposed supervisor to discuss and approve any application in advance. All applications are then made through UCC https://www.ucc.ie/en/apply/. For a list of potential academic supervisors and research areas in the School of Physics, please consult our Research webpages https://www.ucc.ie/en/physics/research/ where you can find information on the different fields of research carried out by our Academic staff https://www.ucc.ie/en/physics/people/academicstaff/.
Applications for research programmes are accepted throughout the year. Prospective students are advised to complete their applications at least two months in advance of their desired start date as all applications go through two different stages of approval - School and Faculty/College. The four start dates during the year are January, April, July, and October.
A candidate who wishes to obtain a Master’s degree by research must pursue a programme of supervised research for at least the equivalent of one year full-time from the date of first registration for the programme.