Study Physics

Our Physics department, based on Singleton Campus, is ranked number one in the UK for satisfaction with teaching, student experience and student voice (National Student Survey, 2018). We offer a range of physics courses, from foundation level to MPhys. Most of our degrees are accredited by The Institue of Physics, which means that you’ll graduate with all the skills that employers are looking for.

Many of our courses are available with a year in industry or year abroad options – giving you the extra edge in a competitive jobs market. We support you in finding a suitable placement and have connections with universities all over the world.

Inforgraphic showing Physics is 2nd in the UK for student satisfaction and 13th in the Guardian University Guide.

We prepare you for rewarding careers in a wide range of sectors such as academic institutions, government research organisations, aerospace, defence, energy, engineering, manufacturing, communication, space exploration and telecommunications.  Many physics graduates pursue a career outside of physics, e.g. in consultancy, IT, the environmental industry, financial services, the legal sector, transport and utilities. Find out more about what you can do with a physics degree.