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University College Dublin MSc Computational Physics
University College Dublin

MSc Computational Physics

Dublin, Ireland

1 Years

English

Full time

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EUR 27,720 / per year *

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* full time non-EU fee per year - € 27720; EU fee per year - € 9560 | part time non-EU fee per year - € 4790; EU fee per year - € 13860

Introduction

Computational Physics is a basic specialisation that offers broad opportunities for future employment in research, development, data analytics and informatics-related industry sectors. The MSc Computational Physics is developed in close connection with the more applied NanoBio and NanoTechnology specialties, offering you both solid training in computational methods and direct access to laboratory-based research projects.
The programme is aimed at students with a strong background in Physics or related Natural Sciences, who wish to learn how to convert a mathematical model of a physical system into accurate and robust computer programmes that can capture quantitatively its behaviour.

  • At UCD, our MSc Programme in Computational Physics is developed in close connection with the more applied NanoBio and NanoTechnology specialties, offering students both a solid training in computational methods and a direct access to laboratory-based research projects.
  • The programme will enhance students’ CVs with expertise which is much sought-after by employers in a broad range of sectors, including the bio-pharmaceutical, telecommunications, data mining and analysis, IT consulting and green technologies industry sectors. The course is also a stepping-stone to PhD research in the areas of theoretical and computational physics, biological and medical physics, nanotechnology and nanoscience.
  • Students help design their own curricula (negotiated structure)

Vision and Values Statement

This MSc program provides a positive experience of current computational methods used in modern physics-related research, with state-of-the art applications from biology, material science, or society. This programme is intended for graduates from the physical sciences and from relevant engineering disciplines who wish to enter this new and exciting arena, either as industrial researchers, analysts or academic researchers. We encourage/educate our students to become active, lifelong and autonomous learners with good prospects of employment in economic sectors requiring analytical skills.

Our students will become well-grounded in the fundamentals of modern computational physics with an appreciation of more specialised knowledge and the current frontiers of research.Our learning environment emphasises computing laboratory, hands-on computational work via a research module that is a large part of the MSc programme, in addition to in-class, project and problem-solving work. The environment is research-based, with a deep level of expertise available to the students in their chosen field. Students and staff have access to state-of-the-art computational and laboratory-based technology platforms through direct collaborations with the Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC). The students will experience an environment where cross-disciplinary, industry and international connections are rich. Our students will be endowed with professional values including scientific integrity and ethical behaviour.

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