About us

The School of Physics and Astronomy was fifth equal in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise in terms of research of world-leading quality. We cover a broad range of physics and astronomy in our work, both pure and applied in nature. For more details visit our RAE information page.

In terms of teaching, we have consistently performed very well in the National Student Survey - in the 2008 results we are top in the Russell Group of research-intensive universities  in 18 out of the 22 questions. For more detail see our homepage and associated links.

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Staff are active in a wide range of research fields including Astronomy, Condensed Matter Physics, Molecular Physics, Nanoscale Physics, Nuclear and Particle Physics, as well as Theoretical Physics and Medical and Radiation Physics. Courses in all of these topics (and many more) are available in our degree programmes, which are taught by internationally recognised experts. Our teaching is well respected, having been awarded 23 (out of 24) in the last assessment.