Physics addresses how the world works on every scale, from the minutest subatomic particles to the structure and evolution of the Universe. Studying physics develops the skills you need to creatively solve problems in any sphere, which is why opportunities for physics graduates exist across a wide range of industries.
> Physics BSc
> Physics MPhys, BSc
> Physics with Astrophysics BSc
> Physics with Astrophysics MPhys, BSc
> Theoretical Physics BSc
> Theoretical Physics MPhys, BSc
> History and Philosophy of Science and Physics BSc
> Philosophy and Physics BSc
We also contribute to the interdisciplinary Natural Sciences BSc and MNatSc, BSc programmes.
We have an established reputation for delivering high-quality research and teaching. We're top ten in the UK for Physics and Astronomy (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019), and we achieved 95% overall student satisfaction for physics in the National Student Survey 2018 (NSS 2018).
We have an active research environment which enables us to offer exciting courses taught by experts who are leaders in their fields. You’ll be directly engaged in research through individual and team-based project work – giving you access to our specialist facilities and allowing you to work with one of our internationally-recognised research groups.
All of our single honours courses can be studied as a BSc or MPhys degree and give you the option of studying abroad for a year or undertaking an industrial placement. It is possible to switch between our Physics, Theoretical Physics and Physics with Astrophysics courses up until the end of your first year.
Our Physics, Theoretical Physics and Physics with Astrophysics degrees are accredited by the Institute of Physics (IOP). This means the topics you’ll study reflect the latest developments in physics and will give you the skills you’ll need to succeed in industry upon graduation. Our Industrial Advisory Committee helps ensure our courses are up-to-date with modern practices and techniques.
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. Opportunities such as our summer research placements and group industrial project module give you experience of working in a world-class research group or for a major industrial client.
94% of our recent graduates are employed or in further study within six months of graduating (latest Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey - 2016/17). Recent graduate destinations include IBM, KPMG and Atkins.