The Department offers undergraduate degrees (BSc and MPhys), taught postgraduate courses (MSc's), opportunities to study for PhDs and EngDs, and runs short courses for continuing professional development (CPD). Our teaching is informed by our research, and there is an emphasis on teaching skills that are applicable from pure research to real-world applications. Many of our students work or undertake research off campus during their studies here. This includes BSc students working for a company in their optional Professional Training Year, and MPhys students researching in an international research lab for their Research Year.

Why study physics at the University of Surrey?

The Department of Physics is a vibrant and engaging community for students at all levels of study. We have student-run societies and provide frequent training and events for students at all levels of study.

Our courses are both flexible and extensive, reflecting the variety of our academic expertise. Our taught courses, both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, are well suited to both further study and career opportunities.

For postgraduate research students, a range of exciting PhD opportunities are available in both pure and applied physics.

If you are interested in professional development then take a look at our short courses section.

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Outstanding set of #Christmasjumpers at this year's Physics Department Christmas party
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To hear what our student Aidan Lillystone got up to and learnt on his Professional Training Year working @InSyncLtd

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University of Surrey