The Physics Department at Swansea University offers a curriculum based on the research findings of our world-leading experts. We’re highly ranked for our teaching quality – the 2018 National Student Survey ranked us top in the UK for satisfaction with teaching, organisation and management, student experience and student voice, and 2nd overall. The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019 ranks Physics at Swansea 18th in the UK, and number 1 in the UK for student experience and number 3 for teaching quality. The Guardian University Guide 2019 also ranks us 13th in the UK.

We carry out research in experimental, applied and theoretical physics. Our work is supported by grants from EPSRC, STFC, the EU, The Royal Society, HEFCW and various industrial, charity and government sources.

The global nature of the research means that we have worldwide links and collaborators, including access to large-scale facilities such as CERN. Our specialisms and facilities are adopted into our curriculum in both our course content and the range of final year projects available to students. We have examples of students studying in CERN or gaining research internships within the department and our specialist courses stretch students into understanding the demands of research – whether that be in physics or closely aligned disciplines.

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The UKRI CDT in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Advanced Computing provides 4-year, fully funded PhD opportunities across the broad areas of particle physics and astronomy, biological and health, and mathematical and computer sciences.

Postgraduate Physics Scholarships

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