A new MSc in Astrophysics and Relativity in Dublin City University (DCU) will help drive advanced research in astrophysics and relativity while also creating a pipeline of multi-skilled graduates in this burgeoning field.
DCU unveiled details of this exciting new course during Space Week.
The course can be completed across two years on a part-time basis, and one year full-time.
It will be the only taught MSc programme in Ireland that combines the advanced study of the areas of Astrophysics, Relativity, Computing and Data Analysis.
Brien Nolan, Associate Professor in DCU's School of Mathematical Sciences, and a member of the Centre for Astrophysics and Relativity (CfAR) said: "Building on recent exciting advances in these areas, and recognising a gap in the market nationally, we want to create a new pipeline for research in Astrophysics and Relativity in Ireland. At the same time, graduates will have a skillset that makes them highly employable in a wide range of industries."
Researchers in CfAR are at the cutting edge of research in Astrophysics and Relativity: the new MSc will contribute to the growth of this work.
"This is a new opportunity for Irish students," said Dr John Regan, a Royal Society-SFI Research Fellow in CfAR.
"There are lots of graduates from DCU and other universities who are qualified to do a programme like this. We know from our recent 'DCUniverse' event, that there is a huge level of interest in this area generally," he said.
The DCUniverse event - held by the DCU school on Tuesday October 8th last as part of a programme of events for Space Week - consisted of lectures given by a range of the university's foremost astrophysicists and relativists. The event was full to capacity - with a record level of interest.
For further information: www.dcu.ie/courses/Postgraduate/maths/MSc-Astrophysics-Relativity.shtml