Department of Physics
Discover our Department, home to high-quality research and outstanding teaching. Our research is focussed in five key areas: Astrophysics, nuclear physics, photonics and quantum sciences, radiation and medical physics, and soft matter.
We are committed to providing the best possible experience for our students with an online virtual learning environment, embedded research projects, and a world-leading student placement programme.
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 physics courses offer a fully integrated Professional Training placement or research placement, which provides our students with an excellent foundation for both employment and further study. 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.
Professor Justin Read
Head of the School of Mathematics and Physics
Latest blog posts
Today, James Keeble became Dr Keeble by passing his PhD viva. Congratulations, James! His thesis was...
Congratulations, 2022 graduates!
Today was the graduation ceremony for our 2022 cohort of students. It’s the first time I’ve...