School of Physics and Astronomy

Physics and Astronomy 2018 NSS scoreWe 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.

Our student satisfaction rating of 91% in 2018 demonstrates the quality of our teaching. We are 1st in the UK for Graduate Employability (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2015/16).

News: The 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded for the detection of gravitational waves. Find out the role Birmingham played and our role in the first direct observation of colliding neutron stars. 

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