School of Physics and Astronomy

Our reputation

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

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Microbubbles

Leeds researchers are investigating whether microbubbles can be used to treat cancer and other serious diseases

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Exploring cancer
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Campus development

A £96m investment will bring together students and researchers from across engineering and physical sciences

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Bragg building
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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.

Study

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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DARA annual network

Leeds is equipping future African radio astronomers with the space science…

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Goonhilly

A team including satellite communications innovator Goonhilly Earth Station…

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Dr Lorna Dougan, of the Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology and…

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A student and academic in a lab

A major investment aims to increase diversity across Engineering and Physical…

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Dr Paul Clark, University of Cardiff

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Professor Aline Miller, of the Polymers and Peptides Research Group, University of Manchester, will be presenting a seminar on her research. All are welcome to attend.

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Dr Ivan Vera Marun, of the School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester, will be presenting a seminar on his research. All are welcome to attend.

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The first ever direct detection of gravitational waves by the Laser Interferometric Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) and Virgo Scientific Collaborations, from the collision of two black holes.

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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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