Our research covers almost every field of physics, from fundamental areas to interdisciplinary projects.

Although we are already one of the largest schools of Physics and Astronomy in the country, we continue to grow in size and expertise, with more than 150 academic and research staff supporting a similar number of taught and research postgraduates.

Our internationally-leading research programmes include atomic, nuclear, particle and accelerator physics, condensed matter and soft matter physics, laser and photon physics, low temperature physics, biological physics, complexity and nonlinear physics and astronomy, astrophysics and cosmology.

Postgraduate courses

We offer 36-48 month PhD programmes and one-year MSc by Research degrees, all of which are closely linked with our research divisions.


Explore the facilities our research students have access to, including Jodrell Bank Observatory and the Photon Science Institute.

Fees and funding
Fees and funding

Find out more about our fees and opportunities for financial support.

Postgraduate Open Days
Open Days

The Date for our next Postgraduate Open Day will be announced soon.

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