School of Physics and Astronomy

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More than 150 new fully-funded PhD researcher places are being created in Leeds

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Bringing together students and researchers from across engineering and physical sciences

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Top ten in the UK for Physics and Astronomy, The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019

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School of Physics and Astronomy

We have over 140 years’ experience in both teaching and research excellence. Our School brings together more than 60 academic and research staff, and over 500 students from over 30 countries. We are in the top 5 in the UK for research impact, in our unit of assessment, according to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.

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Laboratory classes and project work allow you to gain hands-on experience, investigating and applying material from your lectures and tutorials to real-life work situations.

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Our courses will equip you not only with expert subject knowledge, but with important professional and transferable skills that employers are looking for.

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You will develop excellent relationships with your supervisors and their passion and support will inspire you to explore, question and discover.

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Students at the University of Leeds are in the UK’s top ten most targeted…

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Professor Stephen C Fry, of the Edinburgh Cell Wall Group, University of Edinburgh, will be presenting a seminar on his research.

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Dr Simone Finizio, of the Micro Spectroscopy Group, Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI), Switzerland, will be presenting a seminar on his research. All are welcome to attend.

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Dr Zlatko Papic, School of Physics and Astronomy, Leeds. Part of the Physical Seminar Series

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Dr Julie Keral of the Department of Materials Science & Engineering, Monash University, Australia, will be presenting a seminar on her research. All are welcome to attend.

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We deliver events and activities to showcase this fascinating subject area to students at schools and colleges across the UK.

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We have a dedicated Employability Team that provide businesses with access to our talented students through a range of services.

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We work with organisations of all sizes across a wide range of industries to come up with solutions to your needs.

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The University community is made up of a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds and circumstances, which we value and regard as a great asset.

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