Physics

As physicists, we’re driven to explore and discover our universe. Think astronomy and galaxy formation, ultra-fast lasers, state-of-the-art cancer screening and much more.

Our degrees put you at the heart of the 21st century and are ranked top ten by both The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016 and the Complete University Guide 2017.

Our Physics courses

Undergraduate courses

Postgraduate Study (Taught)

Postgraduate Study (Research)

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and Short Courses

Why study physics at surrey?

My Professional Training year - Mahfuj Ali, BSc (Hons) Physics

I chose Physics because I wanted to gain a fundamental understanding of our world. Studying at Surrey also enabled me to take part in the Professional Training year, which I spent at Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS).

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The Science of Star Wars

Could spaceships really travel faster than light? And what would happen in a real-life lightsaber fight? To mark the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Surrey experts in physics, space systems and engineering explore the facts behind some of the greatest fantasies in science fiction.

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My Surrey experience: Elisabeth Kirkeby Lysvik, Medical Physics (Euromasters)

"The academic staff at Surrey have been extremely friendly, helpful and professional. They always have time to answer questions and provide feedback."

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The Professional Training year was a big factor in my decision to study at Surrey and I would recommend taking up this option to anyone looking to study my subject. Getting a taste of the graduate world whilst you are still a student is so worthwhile.

Gayathri Eknath, BSc (Hons) Physics with Nuclear Astrophysics

your future in physics at surrey

Jim Al-Khalili’s physics hero

Discover who inspired Professor Jim Al-Khalili to pursue his passion for physics and the mysterious world of quantum mechanics.

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My Professional Training year – Gayathri Eknath, BSc Physics with Nuclear Astrophysics

"My placement was a wonderful opportunity to learn about the key questions being answered in science through the use of innovative technology."

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My science hero: Marie Curie

Find out why Polish physicist and chemist Marie Curie is Research Engineer Rosanna Kleeman's science hero.

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Why Surrey?

Surrey in a single word

We challenged our students to sum up the University of Surrey using just one word.

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Surrey named University of the Year

We’re proud to be University of the Year and University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016.

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Why we chose Surrey

Our students explain why they decided to come to Surrey and share what they love about living and studying here.

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2,300+ partner organisations

Over the past five years, more than 2,300 partner organisations have worked with us to give students valuable experience in the professional environment.

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