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.

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Students and graduates


High-efficiency perovskite tandem solar cells

Funding information:
UK home fees UKRI standard stipend.

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 (2022/23).

Perovskite radiation detectors

Funding information:
Standard student stipend at UKRI rates for 3 years Full tuition fees (UK and International) £1,000 per annum research training support.