Studying Here

The Department of Physics offers a friendly, close community of staff and students and excels in academic support.

Supportive Learning Environment

We offer an open-door policy, small group tutorials, individually supervised projects, dedicated career advice as well as summer placements and internships.

Amazing Opportunities

In 2016, Dr David Sobral provided some of our 2nd-year students an extracurricular opportunity to observe at the Gran Telescopio Canarias and the Isaac Newton Telescope on La Palma.

In-depth Research Projects

A major goal of our undergraduate degree programmes is to develop your skills and understanding to the level where you can address the exciting open problems that abound in contemporary physics.

Meet our Students

Our students learn from some of the leading academics in their field. Find out how they rate the supportive and collaborative environment of Lancaster University.


We are committed to providing a learning environment that lives up to our excellent reputation. We are currently investing over £11 million in all of our teaching labs.

Rewarding Excellence

Each year we reward our most successful undergraduates with financial prizes and certificates for academic achievement.

Life at Lancaster

There are many reasons to choose Lancaster beyond the academic. Here are some of the things you can enjoy whilst you're here.