Here at the School of Physics our researchers are addressing some of the most fundamental questions in science and are pushing the boundaries in emerging fields such as nanotechnology and smart materials. This research shapes and informs our teaching, offering students an exciting and varied curriculum.
Our school is home to 60 academic and 65 research staff, carrying out research spanning astrophysics, particle physics, quantum and soft matter, quantum engineering technologies, materials and devices and theoretical physics. We also have 170 postgraduate students and more than 600 undergraduate students enrolled in our extensive range of taught programmes, to which we are committed to providing an excellent learning experience and the highest standards of teaching.
We offer our staff a wide range of benefits and support, from childcare support to flexible working arrangements. We also have a comprehensive staff development package and specific support for our research staff, including an early careers forum. Find out what it’s like to work here
We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment for our students and staff and have achieved Juno Practitioner status and an Athena Swan Bronze Award in recognition of our efforts to support equal opportunities. Find out more about our equality, diversity and inclusion work
We’ve been making our mark on science for more than a hundred years. In that time, our school has been home to renowned figures, including Nobel Laureates Paul Dirac, Nevill Mott and Cecil Powell, and been at the forefront of breakthroughs such as the Aharonov-Bohm Effect. Find out more about the history of our school