School of Physical Sciences

The School of Physical Sciences was Established in 1980.It graduated its first B.Sc. (Hons) class in 1985. Since then almost 800 students have graduated at B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. levels.

We take great pride in the achievements of all of our 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 B.Sc. students by providing top tier classroom,  laboratory and computer/IT facilties. We also offer internationally competitive research opportunities to excellent B.Sc. and M.Sc. graduates.

The School 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. We welcome you to our website and invite you to contact us at if you are interested in any of our undergraduate physics programmes or in pursuing postgraduate research in domains from nanoscale physics to astronomy and from photonics to physics education.

The School's 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. You can download the PDF file describing the teaching, research and other activities of the School of Physical Sciences in DCU at this link.