### Overview

**NFQ Level 8, Major Award**

### Regulations and Programme Requirements

Students enter the BSc (Hons) Mathematical Sciences and Physics through CK407 (Mathematical Sciences) Area of Study or CK408 (Physics and Astrophysics) Area of Study.

#### Notes**:**

*The final set of electives and 'project-related' modules offered is subject to the availability of adequate staff resources and therefore may need to be a subset of those indicated.*

### Eligibility for Entry to Second Year Programmes

Students from the Mathematical Sciences Area of Study (CK407) who take the Physics modules PY1052 and PY1053 in First Science, and who pass First Science, will be eligible to enter the Joint Honours programme in Mathematical Sciences and Physics. Students from the Physics Area of Study (CK408) who take Option 2 and, in addition, the elective modules AM1053, AM1054 and MA1057, and who pass First Science, will be eligible to enter the Joint Honours programme in Mathematical Sciences and Physics.

### BSc Ordinary Degree - NFQ Level 7, Major Award

Students who pass Third Year may choose not to proceed to Fourth Year and may opt instead to be conferred with a BSc Ordinary Degree.

### Programme Requirements

For information about modules, module choice, options and credit weightings, please go to Programme Requirements.

### Programme Requirements

Module List Code | Title | Credits |

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AM2052 | Mathematical Modelling | 5 |

AM2060 | Object Oriented Programming with Applications | 5 |

AM2061 | Computer Modelling and Numerical Techniques | 5 |

AM2071 | Fourier Methods | 5 |

MA2051 | Mathematical Analysis I | 5 |

MA2055 | Linear Algebra | 5 |

MA2071 | Multivariable Calculus | 5 |

PY2101 | Classical Mechanics | 5 |

PY2102 | Introduction to Quantum Physics | 5 |

PY2103 | Electrostatics and Magnetostatics | 5 |

PY2106 | Introduction to Astrophysics and Special Relativity | 5 |

PY2107 | Experimental Physics I | 5 |

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AM3051 | Vector and Tensor Methods | 5 |

MA3051 | Mathematical Analysis II | 5 |

PY2104 | Introduction to Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics | 5 |

PY3102 | Quantum Mechanics | 5 |

PY3103 | Electromagnetism | 5 |

PY3104 | Statistical Thermodynamics | 5 |

PY3107 | Experimental Physics II | 5 |

| 10 |

| Optics (5) ^{1} | |

| Introduction to Condensed Matter Physics (5) ^{1} | |

| Nuclear and Particle Physics (5) ^{1} | |

| Observational Astrophysics (5) | |

| 15 |

| Introduction to Fluid Mechanics and Wave Theories (5) | |

| Optimisation and the Calculus of Variations (5) ^{2} | |

| Partial Differential Equations with Applications I (5) | |

| Computational Techniques (5) | |

| Dynamical Systems and Bifurcation Theory (5) | |

| Ordinary Differential Equations (5) | |

| Ring and Field Theory (5) | |

| Complex Analysis (5) | |

| Metric Spaces and Topology (5) | |

| Introduction to Modern Algebra (5) | |

| Introduction to Differential Geometry (5) | |

| Probability and Mathematical Statistics (10) | |

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MS4090 | Mathematical Sciences Project | 10 |

or PY4115 | Research Project |

| 25 |

| Introduction to Fluid Mechanics and Wave Theories (5) | |

| Optimisation and the Calculus of Variations (5) ^{2} | |

| Partial Differential Equations with Applications I (5) | |

| Computational Techniques (5) | |

| Dynamical Systems and Bifurcation Theory (5) | |

| Ring and Field Theory (5) | |

| Complex Analysis (5) | |

| Metric Spaces and Topology (5) | |

| Stochastic Modelling I (5) | |

| Partial Differential Equations with Applications II (5) | |

| Perturbation and Asymptotic Methods (5) | |

| Network Science: Theory and Applications (5) | |

| Functional Analysis (5) | |

| Measure Theory and Martingales (5) | |

| Topics in Modern Algebra (5) | |

| Topics in Differential Geometry (5) | |

| Stochastic Analysis (5) | |

| 25 |

| Optics (5) ^{1} | |

| Introduction to Condensed Matter Physics (5) ^{1} | |

| Nuclear and Particle Physics (5) ^{1} | |

| Advanced Quantum Mechanics (5) | |

| Advanced Electromagnetism (5) | |

| Advanced Condensed Matter Physics (5) | |

| Atomic and Molecular Physics (5) | |

| Relativistic Quantum Theory (5) | |

| Introduction to Lasers and Photonics (5) | |

| Advanced Computational Physics (5) | |

| Stars and the Interstellar Medium (5) | |

| Galactic and Extragalactic Astrophysics (5) | |

| Gravitation and Cosmology (5) | |

| Experimental Physics III (5) | |

| Quantum Optics (5) | |

| Physics of Semiconductor Devices (5) | |

Total Credits | 240 |

### Examinations

Full details and regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the *Marks and Standards Book* and for each module in the *Book of Modules*.

### Programme Learning Outcomes

**Programme Learning Outcomes for BSc (Hons) Mathematical Sciences and Physics (NFQ Level 8, Major Award)**

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

- Apply their knowledge and understanding of the basic concepts, theories, principles and methods of mathematical sciences to analyse and solve problems of a mathematical nature;
- Demonstrate mastery of the core concepts of several areas of mathematical sciences and recognise the interdependency of different areas;
- Communicate with researchers of diverse scientific backgrounds and disciplines, contributing to formulation, testing and verification of mathematical models and solution of science problems by methods of mathematics;
- Identify, formulate, analyse and solve physics problems;
- Design an experiment to test a hypothesis or theory in physics;
- Prepare written laboratory reports that provide a description of the experiment, explain the experiment and reasoning clearly, and provide an appropriate conclusion.