About us

We are one of the largest physics departments in the country with a high profile for research both in the UK and internationally, covering a wide range of topics offering exciting challenges at the leading edge of physics and astronomy.

90% of School of Physics and Astronomy's research outputs ranked world-leading or internationally excellent. We cover a broad range of physics and astronomy in our work, both pure and applied in nature. For more details visit our REF information page.

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In terms of teaching, we have consistently performed very well in the National Student Survey. 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.