Physics and Astrophysics

Physics and Astrophysics

In the 2017 Guardian University Guide, physics and astrophysics at Hull scored a flawless 100% satisfaction rating from our students. It is part of the School of Mathematics and Physical Sciences and sits within the Faculty of Science and Engineering.

COURSES

The early part of your degree will give you a broad grounding in the subject, with topics including quantum, relativistic and classical physics, including particle physics, solid state, and light and matter.

Later, you'll cover the full scope of modern physics by studying nuclear physics, plasma physics, magnetism and superconductivity.

Foundation year Year abroad Industrial placement Integrated Masters

Undergraduate

  • Physics

    Assemble the concepts and mathematical tools for a deep understanding of modern physics.

  • Physics (with Teacher Training)

    An undergraduate Masters in Physics which also leads to Qualified Teacher Status.

  • Physics with Astrophysics

    Learn to understand the underlying laws that govern the universe, from a sub-atomic to a cosmological scale.

  • Theoretical Physics

    As a theoretical physicist, your mathematical skills will be enhanced to a high level – giving you an in-depth knowledge of the subject matter.

Postgraduate Taught


Postgraduate Research

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"We got to go to CERN, we got to look around it ... it was just a fantastic experience."

Leah Cox
BSc Physics with Astrophysics

WHY STUDY AT HULL?

There are a galaxy of reasons to study physics and astrophysics at Hull. There are excellent employment prospects after you graduate and opportunities to get involved in research that tackles unanswered questions. All of our courses are accredited by the Institute of Physics.

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Our undergraduates conduct real research, with some of them publishing academic papers even before they graduate.

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You'll have access to Viper - the most powerful supercomputer in the north of England - giving you the opportunity to tackle 'grand challenge' problems.

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This is a friendly, supportive subject area. Our tutorial system and regular individual feedback ensures that you'll get the help you need throughout your studies.

CAREERS

We have one of the country's best records for graduate employability. A physics degree equips you for a career in many fields, including data scientist, laser systems engineering, telecommunications, IT and computing, medical physics, teaching and lecturing, and nuclear engineer.


Joint 4th in the country for employability (Guardian University League Tables 2018)

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Our research

Our staff's research interests range from the very small (quantum theory) to the very large (galaxy evolution). And between those points we carry out specialist work in condensed matter physics, organophotonics, nanophysics and light-matter interactions.

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