School of Physics and Astronomy

5th in the UK

We're 5th in the UK for Physics, Guardian University league tables 2020

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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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Professor Edmund Linfield standing in front terahertz technology.

The University has appointed Professor Edmund Linfield as the first Director…

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Professor Nora De Leeuw

Professor Nora de Leeuw has been announced as the inaugural Executive Dean of…

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Claire Collins at placement

The funding is part of the Office for Students local challenge competition.

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Liquid crystal colloids

A new study which investigates how liquid crystal droplets can change their…

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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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