School of Physics and Astronomy

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We're top 10 in the UK for Physics and Astronomy according to the Times and 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.

We're top 10 in the UK for Physics and Astronomy according to the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

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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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Dr Sarah Harriss

Dr Sarah Harriss' achievements and ability to inspire others led her to…

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Evgenia Koumpia

Astronomers have discovered a binary star system with the closest high-mass…

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Equality and diversity

Juno Practitioner status was recently awarded to the School of Physics and…

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Two people communicating

Currently, British Sign Language (BSL) includes limited astrophysics terms,…

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Science teacher and students

A celebration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics serving Leeds, West Yorkshire and beyond, organised by the University of Leeds and partners across the city.

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Dr Xize Niu, University of Southampton, will be presenting his work as part of the Molecular and Nanoscale Physics (MNP) seminar series.

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The Soft Matter Research Group, School of Physics and Astronomy, are delighted to present this year's Ian Ward Lecture, by Professor Dame Julia Higgins, DBE FRS FREng.

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In the laboratory, physicists can create atomic nuclei which we haven't otherwise observed in nature, challenging our understanding of the fundamental fabric of the universe.

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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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