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About the Department of Physics

Our department is young and dynamic. Our courses prepare students for a wide variety of exciting careers and we are engaged in innovative research at the forefront of science and technology. Our research results can be found in the top scientific journals and in internationally patented inventions.

Our courses

Postgrad
Applied Physics (MSc)

The objective of the MSc Applied Physics programme is to meet the needs of graduates who wish to augment their skills with an understanding of applied physics and knowledge of the physical...

Undergrad
Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics
LM125

Are you the type of person who enjoys understanding the details of how current technologies work? Would you like to use this understanding to develop new technologies and applications? Do you...

Undergrad
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Physics
LM125

Understanding both mathematics and physics equally allows a unique view of the world that lets you capture and analyse its true complexity in an elegant way; it allows you to explain it, see...

Undergrad
Bachelor of Science in Physics (Common Entry)
LM125

Do you ever wonder:How did the universe begin? How does the sun keep shining? How can we store so much information on something as small as a microSD card? How does your mobile device know when...

Undergrad
Bachelor of Science with concurrent Teacher Education (Biology and Chemistry OR Physics OR Agricultural Science)
LM092

If you are considering a career in teaching and have a strong interest in science, this may be the course for you. 

Undergrad
Bachelor of Science with concurrent Teacher Education (Physical Sciences with Chemistry AND Physics)
LM096

Graduates of this Science Teaching programme are qualified to teach the following subjects in all Irish second level schools. Leaving Certificate Physics Leaving Certificate Chemistry Leaving...

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Campus location

Main Building

The Department of Physics operates across four buildings; the Main Building, the Lonsdale Building, the MSSI Building, and the Analog Devices Building. Six academic staff have offices in the main building and five academic staff having offices in the Analog devices building.

Research laboratories and offices are located in each of these buildings, but the Head of department, department coordinator and technical staff are located in the main building. Teaching laboratories are also located in the main building.

Department of Physics Faculty of Science & Engineering Room C0-063, Main Building University of Limerick Ireland

Phone: +353 (0) 61 202578
Email: Josephine.Hogan@ul.ie