Throughout your degree you will have the opportunity to undertake exciting research projects, solving a real problem on a topic of your choice whilst being supervised by expert researchers.
Throughout your course, you will complete a succession of projects, commencing with a computer project in Year Two and progressing to open-ended research projects of increasing complexity in the following years.
This includes a group project on a current research topic in Year Three, and an extensive individually supervised research project in the final year of the MPhys/MSci programmes. The topics are closely connected to our broad portfolio of world-leading research and provide you with an opportunity to make an active contribution to actual research. You will also develop a range of transferable skills such as team working, time and project management and communication skills, all of which are highly valued by employers.
Research in the Physics Department is structured into four divisions. Each division has a team of research-active staff at the forefront of their respective fields. We place great importance on bringing this research into our undergraduate teaching, and into our schools and public engagement programme.