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Your Physics application

Thank you for applying to study Physics at Lancaster University. Please look out for our letter in the post advising the next steps.

Making sure you have all the information you need to choose the best university for you is really important to us. We would love you to come and visit us to explore our campus, facilities and find out more about our friendly, community feel.

For any queries regarding our Interview Days or Offer Holder Events, please contact us via

Interview Day FAQ Accordion Accordion

  • Do I need to prepare for the day?

    We will have reviewed your application and are likely to ask about your interests so just be ready to talk to us about these. We also need to know if you or your guest have any special/dietary requirements.

  • Do I need to bring anything?

    No, just yourself and a guest if you would like.

  • What should I wear?

    It is an important day so we want you to be comfortable. You do not need to wear a suit unless you wish to. As well as an interview there will be some walking around campus and activities with current students.

  • Should I be nervous?

    It is ok to be nervous. However, our staff are approachable and are happy to talk to you and answer any questions you have. The interview will be led by an academic who, where possible, will share similar interests to you. This will give you the chance to explore these interests, as well as answering one or two physics & maths problems.

  • What will my guest do?

    Your guest will stay with you in the morning. Following lunch they have the opportunity to take part in a bespoke programme or find places on campus to explore or relax.

  • How do I get there and can I stay over?

    If you are travelling by car, please use the South West Campus entrance (postcode LA2 0LJ). There you will find a Park and Ride facility operating from 09:15 - 11:30.* Look out for student helpers wearing yellow jackets as they will direct you to visitor spaces and provide a free parking permit to display in your vehicle. Once you have boarded the shuttle, student helpers will direct you to the Physics Building. At the end of the day, you will be chaperoned back to the Park and Ride service or car park.

    • For more information please visit our maps and travel webpage.
    • If you need overnight accommodation, our Conference Centre offers a convenient option at reasonable prices.

    * For those arriving outside these hours, the minibus shuttle service may not be in operation nor student helpers stationed around campus. In this case please collect a parking permit from Lancaster House and park in a visitor parking zone. Applicants who have been delayed should still make their way to the Physics Building and enquire at room A05 or look out for written instructions.

  • When will I know if I have been accepted?

    We aim to formally let you know the outcome within two weeks. However, it is often quicker than this.

  • What happens if I can no longer manage the interview date?

    We understand that sometimes plans change, so please just let us know so we can rearrange your visit. If we do not hear from you, we will contact you to rearrange. However, we will only do this twice.

    If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us:

FAQs Offer Holder Events and International Applicants Accordion

  • Offer Holder Events

    We hope that you’ll join us on one of our weekend Offer Holder Events in March.

    We are holding an on-campus event on Saturday 19th March 2022. You’ll have the opportunity to meet our staff and students, take a tour of the physics building and there’ll also be the option of a campus and accommodation tour.

    For those who aren’t able to make it to campus, we’re also holding a digital Offer Holder Event on Saturday 26th March 2022 via Microsoft Teams.

    We'll invite you to these in due course, unless you have already attended an interview on campus.

  • International Applicants

    Optional online interviews via Microsoft Teams (although if you can visit us in person, you are welcome to join one of our available interview days)

    • 16th March 2022 – Digital Event: Meet Our Overseas Students
    • 26th March 2022 – Digital Offer Holder Event

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