Lancaster University has a world-class reputation for research and teaching excellence. The Physics Department places great emphasis on a strong student experience and employability and also provides students with access to academics who are experts in their field. As a postgraduate student in the Physics Department, you would become part of a stimulating community of around 46 academic members of staff and 60 research staff funded by more than 50 current research grants.
Our staff and research students originate from many different countries from around the world including EU countries, China, India, Iran, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, United States and of course the UK.
Lancaster is a Top 10 university located in the North West of England, set within 560 acres of beautiful parkland. According to the Times Higher Education, Lancaster is one of the world’s top 50 most international universities, with links with institutions and researchers around the world. Lancaster University is one of only a handful of British universities with a collegiate system, Lancaster’s 12,000 students make for a dynamic and diverse community on one of the safest campuses in the UK.
Lancaster is located just 40 minutes south of the world famous Lake District National Park and around an hour away from Manchester. Although Lancaster is a small city, it has excellent transport links with the rest of the UK and we are served by a number of very good rail services to destinations such as London, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester to name but a few.
Many of our students choose to live on campus in the Graduate College, but some do prefer to live in private housing in the local area or in Manchester area, and the Lancaster University Students’ Union can help with this.