MSc by research in Theoretical Physics
The objective of the structured research programme in Theoretical Physics is to provide:
- A high quality research experience and training
Complex Quantum Phenomena
Non-perturbative Quantum Field Theory
Topological Phases and Quantum Computation
Topological Quantum Computation
Topics in Applied Mathematics
For further details on the research specialisms within the Department please visit: https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/theoretical-physics/our-research.
Candidates for the Research Masters degree will normally be expected to have at least a 2.1 degree in Mathematical/ Theoretical Physics or a related discipline.
Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.
Minimum English language requirements:
Maynooth University's TOEFL code is 8850
|How to apply
Online application only http://www.pac.ie/maynoothuniversity
The following information should be forwarded to PAC, 1 Courthouse Square, Galway or uploaded to your online application form:
Prospective students should contact potential supervisors to discuss possible research projects before submitting an application.
Certified copies of all official transcripts of results for all non-Maynooth University qualifications listed MUST accompany the application. Failure to do so will delay your application being processed. Non-Maynooth University students are asked to provide two academic references and a copy of birth certificate or valid passport.
Typically the MSc by research takes two years and the student must write a thesis under the supervision of a member of the academic staff. Prospective students should contact potential supervisors to discuss possible research projects before submitting an application. In addition students must take a minimum of 10 credits in taught modules (at least 5 in generic/transferable modules and at least 5 in subject specific/advanced specialist modules) from the Structured PhD programme.
Duration: 2 Years Full-Time, 3 Years Part-Time
Programme Director Dr John Regan
|Career and postgraduate options
Theoretical physicists are in high demand in the job market thanks to their skills in numeracy, analytical and abstract thinking and the application of these skills to solving problems in the real world. Graduates can consider a wide range of careers, including research and teaching in a university, research in a research institute or industrial setting; public sector agencies, the scientific civil service; banking and stock market analysis; business and actuarial work, telecommunications and in all sections of the computer industry. They lead and are at the forefront of scientific discovery and in understanding the universe from the microscopic to the macroscopic, the origin of space-time, quarks, black holes and to astrophysical processes on the scale of the entire universe.
For further information on Postgraduate options please go to the Graduate Studies site