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Physics with Data Analytics

Course Details

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Three Years
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By doing this groundbreaking degree, you’ll combine the skills and knowledge of a physics degree with the advanced data analytics tools you need to solve real-world problems in new and exciting ways.


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It’s definitely for you if you’d like to work as a physicist in industry, finance, tech or other demanding corporate sectors, where physicists are among those working to interpret that data and revolutionise how technologies are harnessed. 

This degree combines lectures, tutorials, stimulating laboratory work, and projects combining fundamental physics concepts with exciting, real-life technological skills and applications. You’ll study physics, maths, programming, machine learning, artificial intelligence and quantum computing, among other topics.

Gain work and research experience
In third year, you can do an INTRA work placement or work in one of the research groups in the School of Physical Sciences or DCU-affiliated research centres, where you’ll help with cutting-edge research projects. Either way, you’ll do your final year project in DCU’s world-class laboratories and research centres. 

As a graduate, you’ll be sought after as an analyst or project manager by technology startups, semiconductor or pharmaceutical industry, banks, insurers, gaming companies, software firms, global tech firms and multinational professional services organisations. A future in middle or higher management will be a concrete option if it interests you.

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Careers & Further Options

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Physics in itself is a gateway to a wide range of careers. Armed with highly marketable skills, you will be a powerful and versatile addition to any workforce. 

Graduates from the BSc in Physics with Data Analytics will be much sought after as analysts and project managers by technology start-ups, semiconductor industries, banks, insurers, gaming companies, software firms, global tech firms and multinational professional services organisations. 

A future in middle or higher management will be a concrete option for those interested in it.

Further useful materials and resources on the many interesting and diverse career opportunities available to physics graduates are available on the Institute of Physics website.

  • Manufacturing Industries
  • Medical Physics/Pharmaceutical
  • Financial Services
  • Software Engineering
  • Education
  • Technical Consultancy

DCU graduates are highly sought after by employers. Our Graduates work in environments ranging from large multinationals to SMEs, family businesses and start-ups across every sector.

DCU Careers Service has a number of learning and development initiatives in place for our students, giving them the skills they need for a successful career path.

Go to our Careers site to find out more about career planning, our mentorship programme, skills development and online resources for students when working on CVs and making applications.

Entry Requirements

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Holders of Higher Certificate/National Certificates or Bachelor (Ordinary) Degree/National Diplomas with Merit or Distinction may be admitted into second year if the relevant Programme Boards are satisfied that the candidate has achieved an appropriate standard in the major subjects covered in Year One. Direct entry into third year is possible for well-motivated students holding a distinction at Diploma level in a related discipline.

Course Structure

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You will enter BSc in Physics with Data Analytics via the Physics General Entry route (DC175), confirming your choice at the end of Year 1.


In Years 1 and 2 the basic foundations of physics, maths, and programming will be laid. This is achieved through a combination of lectures, online material, tutorials, stimulating physical and virtualized laboratory work, and projects that allow you to explore both fundamental physics along with exciting real-life technological applications.

In Year 3, you will explore fundamentals such as quantum and statistical physics, and you will have the opportunity to work in industry as part of our industrial training programme (INTRA) or optionally spend your placement working in one of the research groups in the School of Physical Sciences or DCU affiliated research centers, where you will assist with cutting-edge research projects. 

In Year 4, you will learn about digital signal and image processing, quantum computing, advanced machine learning, and artificial intelligence along with additional choice modules.  You will also conduct your Year 4 project in DCU’s world-class laboratories and research centers, while a second part of the final year project will team you up into interdisciplinary teams tackling industrial led real-life problems in a collaborative, challenging manner.

For more information on the course structure click here

Fees and Funding

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Student Contribution
€3,043 per annum
EU Status Fee
€6,679 per annum
Non EU Fee
€15,000 per annum

How To Apply

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Applications are made via the CAO Advanced Entry route which will open on the 06th November to the 1st July.

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