We are one of the top Physics departments in the UK for research.

A PhD student examining a ULT Fridge

Lancaster University's Physics Department is one of the top in the UK for research. REF2021 rated 98% of our research outputs as world-leading or internationally excellent, and 100% of our research environments as world-leading or internationally excellent.

Research in the Physics Department is structured into four major research groups. Each research group has a world-class team of research-active staff at the forefront of research in their respective fields. We place great importance on bringing this world-leading research into our teaching, and into our schools and public engagement programme.

Research Groups

Research Courses

Starting a Master's by Research or PhD at Lancaster University is an ideal way to begin your own research career.