Why Physics at the University of Birmingham?

  • A world class School with a long tradition of excellence in teaching
  • Internationally leading research staff in ten research groups dedicated to supporting students in their degree programmes
  • Excellent and well-equipped teaching, computing and experimental facilities
  • three and four year honours degree programmes, with plenty of options and choices, in: Physics, Theoretical Physics, Astrophysics, Applied Mathematics, Particle Physics & Cosmology, Cold Atoms, International Studies
  • Specialised courses and projects supported by staff active in that area of research
  • Plenty of options in specialized subjects
  • Large choice of research projects in fourth year of MSci, with students working in the school with an internationally leading research group (we can offer a wide choice because we have ten active research groups working in all physical length scales)
  • Specialist undergraduate laboratories (e.g. Astrolab, Spacelab, Particle Physics, Medical Physics, Theory)
  • The best equipped teaching observatory in the UK
  • We value small-group teaching (e.g. tutorials, skills, example classes, projects)
  • A friendly and enthusiastic environment to study in
  • A flexible portfolio - students have the opportunity of changing to a different Physics degree in the first year
  • Catering to the needs of our students - Our students gain a broad knowledge and skills base suitable for a wide range of careers
  • Our own coffee lounge for students and staff - a great meeting place