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School of Physical Sciences
DCU School of Physical Sciences

The School of Physical Sciences takes great pride in the achievements of all of its BSc, MSc and PhD graduates and all have gone on from DCU to play key roles nationally and internationally in research, education, industry and many other professional domains. We undertake to meet the scientific and career goals of our BSc students by providing top tier classroom, laboratory and computer/IT facilities. We also offer internationally competitive research opportunities to excellent BSc and MSc graduates.

Please consider applying for our Physics General Entry (DC175) degree through the CAO applications facility. For More information see:

Applied Physics 

Physics with Astronomy 

Physics with Biomedical Sciences 

Physics with Data Analytics 



What sets us apart

The School of Physical Sciences has been hugely successful in winning external research funding. Two of DCU’s four National Research Centres (Plasma Science and Technology and Sensors) and DCU’s largest Science Foundation Ireland Centre (Biomedical Diagnostics Institute) were established by School Professors.

Our activities strongly align with and support the overall University Strategic Plan in terms of academic excellence, educational transformation, engagement with enterprise and translation of knowledge for societal and economic benefit.

Please contact us at physics@dcu.ie if you are interested in our degree programmes or in pursuing postgraduate research in domains from nanoscale physics to astronomy and from photonics to physics education.