Why study here?
We have one of the highest ranked physics Departments in the world, with the historic Jodrell Bank Observatory among our many facilities.
Why Physics at Manchester?
- Ranked 1st in England for Physics (Academic Ranking of World Universities, 2020)
- We operate the Jodrell Bank Observatory (UNESCO World Heritage Site), home to the international headquarters of the Square Kilometre Array.
- Graduate from the most targeted university by the nation's top graduate employers.
We have an international reputation for teaching excellence and outstanding research, attracting the very best students from across the globe.
Our rich history - we have no fewer than 13 Nobel Prize winners associated with the Department - is matched by our commitment to innovation and to new discovery.
Facilities include the world-famous Lovell Telescope at Jodrell Bank Observatory and a new £10 million extension to our Schuster Laboratory. Our physicists include the discoverers of graphene Professor Sir Andre Geim and Professor Sir Konstantin Novoselov, and TV star Professor Brian Cox.
Staff and students on Manchester
Members of the Department explain what it's like to study and work at the University:
Explore the fantastic range of facilities used by our students, staff and researchers.
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Make the most of your student experience in a city known for innovation: Manchester.
Benefit from peer support as a first-year student in the Department.