What our students say

At the School of Physics we place a high importance on ensuring our students remain happy and sufficiently supported, maintaining a positive and productive study experience. The results of this ethos are demonstrated by the consistently high scores we achieve in each annual National Student Survey. Some of our current students share their experiences below. 

Mark Griffiths - MSci Physics

Joined in 2015: 

The best thing about studying Physics at Birmingham is the lecturers and other staff with involvement in the course. Everything is perfectly organised, the teaching is superb and consistent and an incredible amount of support is available if you need it.  Another aspect of Physics I love at Birmingham is the Poynting Physics Society, or PPS. It is excellently run and really creates a sense of community among Physics students!


Ellen Butler - MSci Physics and Astrophysics

Joined in 2015:

I chose to study here because of the enthusiasm I experienced within the department. All the staff clearly love what they do which in turn impacts on us as students. I feel very privileged to be part of a department where highly specialist experts are making ground breaking discoveries in their field

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Daniel Hunt - MSci Physics with Particle Physics and Cosmology 

Joined in 2016:

The particle physics department at Birmingham are superb, with many researchers being at the top of their field, and having their advice and teaching on hand is an invaluable asset. Birmingham has a high number of contact hours, including tutorials with lecturers in a group, and this kind of applied learning really helps consolidate ideas taught in lectures.

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Lisa Smith - MSci Physics

Joined in 2016:

Studying physics gives you so many different skills. Not only do you study maths and physical concepts, but also things like computing and communication skills which help in many different areas. The course is stimulating, and we get a lot of choice in terms of optional modules, so you can tailor your degree to suit your own interests. The lecturers are so helpful, and there is so much support if needed.

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Kat Wilson - MSci Physics

Joined in 2016:

I chose to apply to Birmingham because of the breadth and depth of the physics education offered here. You can very much plan your own route through the degree programme by choosing from the large selection of taught modules. The university also has a huge number of links to industry and research groups all over the world and an international reputation for excellence in research.

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Callum Gill - MSci Theoretical Physics

Joined in 2017:

The best parts of studying at Birmingham are the massive range of optional modules available to choose from, the teaching and commitment of the lecturers and professors, and how well tailored the theory modules are towards theoretical physics.

Also the community within the department, and the enthusiasm of the lecturers and professors.

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