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10 reasons to study a Physics degree at Swansea

Studying a Physics degree at Swansea University gives you a head start in your career as well as a fantastic student experience. 

  • Physics at Swansea is 2nd in the UK for student satisfaction with 97% [National Student Survey 2018]
  • TOP in the UK for research intensity [Complete University Guide 2019]
  • We are ranked 13th in the UK (The Guardian University Guide, 2019)
  • TOP in the UK for value-added – shows how effective students are taught [Guardian University Guide 2019]
  • 7th in the UK for career prospects [Guardian University Guide 2019]
  • We are in the top 5 of the UK for student satisfaction (NSS 2017)
  • Degrees are accredited by the Institute of Physics  
  • The department runs an annual careers fair, including visits from alumni working in diverse fields such as engineering, medicine and the oil and gas industry
  • We have the Best Physics Society in the UK (University Student Networks Annual Societies Forum 2017) What other society took 40 students to CERN during the summer?
  • Summer studentship and project opportunities are available at CERN Particle Physics Laboratory, thanks to our close links with...
  • Star Swansea Physics alumus: Professor Lyn Evans, leader of the Large Hadron Collider project at CERN
  • Higgs Boson - Professor Peter Higgs, Swansea University Honorary Fellow and Physics Nobel Prize winner, proposer of the Boson particle, has strong links with Swansea Physics
  • Swansea Physics group discovered the trapping of anti-matter 
  • £4.2m investment in state-of-the-art Science laboratories
  • TEF Gold award – UK Government’s recognition for excellent teaching in UK higher education

Star foundation student graduates with First Class Honours

Physics student Nathan Pine on a beach

If you think that starting your Physics degree at foundation level means that you're second class, think again. Recent graduate Nathan Pine graduated this summer with a First Class Honours, with an amazing exam result of 92%. 

Nathan said ‘I didn’t reach my full potential at sixth form and so over my foundation and first year at Swansea I realised my true priority was my studies slowly building my grades higher and higher. This gave me a strong work ethic going into second and third year allowing me to obtain very high percentage grades consistently across a variety of modules.’ Read Nathan's story.