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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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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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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Cameron Calcuth

Physics student Cameron Calcluth has created a game that tests whether the…

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Dr Paul Clark, University of Cardiff

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Dr Fasil Kidane Dejene, Loughborough University. Part of the condensed matter seminar series.

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A physics doctoral student, studying for a PhD within a Centre for Doctoral Training

Join us to learn more about funding opportunities and research areas in the School of Physics and Astronomy.

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I will first outline the physical properties of biological cells and introduce the main proteins making up what is known as the cytoskeleton.

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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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