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Mathematics and Physics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #301 (WUR) Cork, Ireland
This Mathematics and Physics course at University College Cork provides a grounding in mathematics and physics, emphasising problem-solving skills and capacity for analytical and logical thinking in mathematics,as well as intuitive and analytical understanding of physics.
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This degree programme is offered jointly by the School of Mathematical Sciences and the Department of Physics at University College Cork.

Most modules consist of two lectures per week, together with associated homework that is discussed in tutorials. Modules in applied mathematics which involve significant use of the computer have associated laboratory practicals. The School of Mathematical Sciences has dedicated, well-equipped computer laboratories for this purpose.


Graduates from the BSc (Hons) in Mathematics and Physics do well in the employment market because of the skills they offer. As society becomes increasingly more complex and more technologically oriented, the capacity for clear logical thinking and the quality of numeracy are in continuing and growing demand.

Employers recognise that graduates of this degree have already proved their ability to master difficult ideas and solve challenging problems and can consequently be expected to have the capacity and flexibility to quickly learn new techniques and new problem-solving skills. A wide range of careers is open to graduates of this degree.

Many careers are directly related to a qualification in this subject, such as teaching and lecturing, scientific research and development, software development and computing.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    240 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to Mechanics 
  • Introduction to Mathematical Modelling 
  • Mathematical Software 
  • Calculus 
  • Introduction to Analysis 
  • Introduction to Abstract Algebra 
  • Introduction to Linear Algebra 
  • Introduction to Probability and Statistics 


Staff across the disciplines of Physics, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Statistics teach modules in this course, putting a wide breadth of physical and mathematical knowledge and research experience at your disposal. This is evidenced by the high level and the wide range of final-year undergraduate research projects offered.

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Leaving Certificate entry requirements: H5 in two subjects, and O6/H7 in four other subjects in the Leaving Certificate from Irish, English, Mathematics, and three other subjects recognised for entry purposes.
  • Special Entry Requirements: H3 in Mathematics.  Students presenting with a 2016 (or previous) Leaving Certificate must present with a HB3 in Mathematics.
  • Mature students: Applicants should apply directly to CAO, include a statement of interest and may be called for interview. Applicants must have studied Maths at second level or QQI/FETAC level or demonstrate involvement with Maths related areas.  Approximately three places are available for mature students.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22000 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4320 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4320 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Cork

  • 860 - 1400 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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