School of Physics and Astronomy

Campus development

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

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Our reputation

90% overall student satisfaction in the latest National Student Survey (NSS)

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Postgraduate open day

Come along to our postgraduate open day on Friday 2 February 2018

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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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News and events

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The nanoscale mechanical properties of proteins

Dr Lorna Dougan from the School of Physics and Astronomy has been awarded a…

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An academic in Leeds Institute for Data Analytics

The University of Leeds is set to become a partner of The Alan Turing…

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PhD student Diego Quiñones Valles, School of Physics and Astronomy, received…

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How topography affects crystal formation

Research by Dr Hugo Christenson, School of Physics and Astronomy, gives…

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Professor Jeremy Baumberg, University of Cambridge Nano-photonics is capable of squeezing light smaller than single molecular bonds so we can watch them directly.

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Professor Tom Welton, from Imperial College London, will be presenting a seminar on his research. All welcome to attend.

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Dr Joana Oliveira, from Keele University, will be presenting a seminar on her research. All welcome to attend.

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Join us at the Physics Sixth Form Conference here at the University of Leeds and hosted by the School of Physics and Astronomy.

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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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