ProgrammesPhysics Postgraduate Research Student Handbook
This document describes the structure of the MSc and PhD degree programmes in the School of Physics. It also covers the regulations that apply to all postgraduate research students registered in the School of Physics (including those who carry out their research in other institutes, such as CRANN, DIAS or the Armagh Observatory).
A 5 ECTS postgraduate lecture module consists of approximately 18 hours of teaching (including tutorials and eventually laboratories) and a formal examination.
In addition, postgraduate students can take selected undergraduate modules (on condition they have not taken these modules as undergraduates).
Students should contact Helen O'Halloran (HOHLLORN at tcd.ie) to register their intention to take a module.
All registered postgraduate students are required to complete a Progress Report at the end of each academic year i.e. the end of September for students who registered in September and the end of March for those who registered in March. Please follow the link below and down load the template.
Please send the completed report to Helen O'Halloran (HOHLLORN at tcd.ie).
Courses for Postgraduate Students provided by School of Physics, Trinity College Dublin
|Number||Name||Hours||ECTS Credits||Sem 1||Sem 2||Sem 1|
|PY5001||Electronic Structure (SS)||24 lect||5||Yes||Yes|
|PY5003||Surface Science (CMcG)||18 lect||5||Yes||Yes|
|PY5005||Bio-physics (MH)||18 lect||5||Yes|
|PY5006||Magnetism (JMDC)||18 lect||5||Yes|
|PY5009||Density Functional Theory (TCD/QUB) - TBC||18 lect||5|
|PY5011||Many Body Theory (CP)||18 lect||5||Yes|
|PY5012||Plasma Physics (PG)||18 lect||5||Yes|
|PY5015||Soft Matter (MM)||9 lect||2.5||Yes|
|PY5016||Complex Systems (SH)||9 lect||2.5||Yes|
|PY5017||Nanophotonics I (JD/PE)||18 lect||5||Yes|
|PY5027||Nanophotonics II (LB)||9 lect||2.5||Yes|
|PY5028||Nanoscale Analysis (HZZ)||18 lect||5||Yes|
|PY5020||Nanoscience (GC)||9 lect||2.5|
|PY5021||Magnetic Sensors (JMDC)||9 lect||5|
|PY5026||Introduction to Transmission Electron Microscopy (VN)||8 lect + Lab||5||Yes|
|PY5025||Teaching for Physics Postgraduate Teaching Assistants (LB)
* Compulsory for all incoming postgraduates.
|PY5024||Practical Astrophysical Spectroscopy (BE)||9 lect||2.5||Yes|
|PY4P04||Nanoscience (JNC)||20 lect||5||Yes|
|PY4P07||Advanced Topics: Polymers (JNC)||12 lect||2.5||Yes|
|PY4C01-1||High Performance Computing (GW)||9 lect||2.5||Yes|
|PY4C01-2||Numerical Methods (MM)||14 lect||2.5||Yes|
|PY4A03||Planetary & Space Science (PG)||20 lect||5||Yes|
|PY4A05||Cosmology (BE)||20 lect||5||Yes|
Information on modules available from other sources can be found in the postgraduate research student handbook.