in the UK for Physics
The Guardian University League Tables 2021
3rd for Student Satisfaction
Complete University Guide 2022
in the UK for Physics and Astronomy
The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021
Our teaching is excellent
Our programmes are accredited by the Institute of Physics. We provide a comprehensive state-of-the-art physics education at the frontiers of the discipline. Our courses follow a modular structure which offers a great deal of flexibility. There are many advanced projects based on our broad research portfolio.
We are ranked 2nd in the 2020 Guardian University Guide and 1st for how satisfied students are with the feedback they received. The Times & Sunday Times University League Table 2019 ranks us 7th in the UK. The Complete University Guide 2020 rates us as the 6th best Physics and Astronomy department.
An inspiring and supportive learning environment
Because we are a medium-sized department, you will benefit from a good staff-to-student ratio. Our friendly staff offer an open-door policy and small-group tutorials. Your project will be individually-supervised in our cutting-edge research groups. We hope that you will agree with our strong track record for student satisfaction.
In our drive to create a diverse, supportive community, we have attained Juno Champion and Athena SWAN Silver status. This demonstrates our efforts to provide an inclusive and diverse environment for all our students and staff.
Lancaster University's Physics Department is one of the top in the UK for research. REF2014 ranked us 2nd in the UK for the number of research outputs judged to be of internationally leading (4 star) quality, with 28% of our publications in this top bracket.
Latest News and Events
Researchers kick-start magnetic spin waves at nanoscale in pursuit of low energy computing
An international team from Delft, Lancaster, Nijmegen, Kiev and Salerno has demonstrated a new technique to generate magnetic waves that propagate through the material at a speed much faster than the speed of sound.
Lancaster scientists part of team to discover support for disputed universal truth of particle physics
A measurement of a fundamental principle of the standard model of particle physics — lepton flavour universality — captured by the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider, is reported in a paper published in Nature Physics.