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UCD, School of Physics

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Science North, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland

www.ucd.ie/physics

The School of Physics at UCD is a leading centre for research and teaching in physics, with a strong international reputation. In the most recent rankings of world universities, the UCD School of Physics ranks highest on the Island of Ireland

University College Dublin hosts more than 26,000 students based in six colleges, of which 6000 are international students and 1500 are PhD students. The university is situated on a large modern campus located about 4 km south of the centre of Dublin. The College of Science comprises of seven Schools: Biology and Environmental Science; Biomolecular and Biomedical Science; Chemistry; Computer Science; Earth Sciences; Mathematics and Statistics; and Physics.

Why study with us
The UCD School of Physics has a strong reputation for excellence in research and teaching, attracting students and staff of the highest international quality. The mission of the School of Physics is to promote knowledge and cultural and economic advancement, through excellence in research and teaching in physics (and related fields). The school has two over-arching research themes: fundamental physics, and physics in health and medicine. It is one of the leading schools of physics in Ireland.

Objectives of the school include:

  • To continue to provide first-class education at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in which teaching
    is delivered by research-active
    academic staff to equip graduates for careers in physics and in a wide range of related disciplines.
  • To conduct excellent research in the school by establishing a critical mass of top-quality research teams and through increased funding from external sources.
  • To strengthen existing collaborations and develop new research links with international centres of excellence in physics and science in general.

The UCD School of Physics is committed to being an inclusive, collegial and diverse environment in which all staff and students, regardless of gender, civil or family status, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, race or membership of the Traveller community, are respected and valued, and given the necessary support to overcome barriers and to achieve their full academic potential. University College Dublin and UCD School of Physics are committed to fairness, consistency and transparency in selection decisions.

Graduate schemes
We offer MSc taught programmes in space science and technology; applied mathematics and theoretical physics;  computational physics; nanobioscience; nanotechnology; and physics.

We are also recruiting for PhD or MSc (research). Scholarships currently open: Thomas Preston Scholarship (PhD only); SIRAT Scholarship (PhD and MSc by research). 

Location
Dublin, Ireland

Number of researchers
30 academic; 17 research; 13 administration/technical/other; 55 PhD students

Pre-requisites
Eligible to study in the EU

How to apply
Taught MSc: www.ucd.ie/apply
PhD/MSc (research): www.ucd.ie/physics/study/graduatestudents
Currently recruiting: www.ucd.ie/physics/research/vacanciesopportunities

Contact
Tel +353 1 716 2210
E-mail bairbre.fox@ucd.ie
www.ucd.ie/physics
www.ucd.ie/aboutucd.htm

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