Physics

As physicists, we’re passionate about understanding the world around us. From the origins of galaxies and dark matter, to developing ultra-fast lasers and exploring the sub-atomic world, we seek to understand how the world works, and to harness this understanding to improve lives.

Our physics courses put you on a fascinating path of scientific discovery, with topics spanning the breadth of this diverse subject.

Home to a range of state-of-the-art facilities, including a student observatory and high performance computer facilities, we have a strategic partnership with the National Physical Laboratory and host world-leading research groups. These include our Astrophysics Research Group, our Photonics and Quantum Sciences Group and our Radiation and Medical Physics Group.

We are also a member of the Institute of Physics equality and diversity initiative, Project Juno, that rewards physics departments for promoting gender equality in physics, and have been awarded Juno Champion status.

Students and graduates

Studentships

Mathematical modelling of herpes simplex virus transmission in 2- and 3- dimensions

Funding information:
Enhanced EPSRC stipend (£19,062 per annum for 2022-23, with annual increments based on inflation) and fees covered. Funding also includes a research training and support grant of £3,000 for the duration of the studentship.

Electronic properties of next generation perovskite solar cell materials

Funding information:
UK candidates only for 3.5 years at £4,500 pa fees with a stipend of £16,062 pa.

Experimental nuclear physics PhD in enhanced nuclear fuel monitoring with a novel beta-gamma coincidence detector system

Funding information:
3.5 years fully-funded PhD project including tax-free stipend of £16,500 per year, full tuition fees and bench fee costs for experimental field work and conference / training travel at a level of £4,000 per year.