Study with us
Our department is a vibrant and engaging community for students at all levels of study and we have state-of-the-art facilities including a new student observatory.
Our undergraduate and postgraduate students are offered the chance to connect with employers during their studies through employment mentoring, talks, site visits, employment fairs and summer placements. We also have an employer mentoring programme and graduate network for our research students.
Professional Training and research placements
Our undergraduate physics courses offer a fully integrated Professional Training or research placement, which provides our students with an excellent foundation for both employment and further study.
Find out more about our undergraduate placements.
Watch what our student Vadim Rusakov says about his research placement from the beautiful Canary Islands.
Our research spans the breadth of modern physics and is supported by high-quality facilities. Activities include both pure research, such as work on understanding nuclear structure, and more applied research, such as photonics.
What we offer
We are very focused on equality and diversity here in the Department and host astronomy evenings at our telescope dome, fascinating physics lectures and offer various workshops and activities for schools and colleges such as building balloon rockets and physics taster days for GCSE students.