Study with us

Welcome to a Department with a reputation for high quality teaching and world leading research.

We are a top 5 Physics department [Guardian league tables 2016, 2017] and our degrees are accredited by the UK Institute of Physics (IOP). The breadth of content and the quality of teaching in all of our degrees reflects the wide-ranging research excellence in the Department. No matter where your interests lie, you will be taught by international experts.

We are a friendly department of 44 research-active academic staff, admitting around 110
undergraduate students each year. This means one of the best staff-student ratios in the UK, a wide range of module choice, and the opportunity to be taught by academics who are passionately engaged in advancing their fields.

We pride ourselves on our commitment to teaching and excellent student support. Studying physics at Leicester will enhance your academic knowledge and problem solving ability, develop your confidence and communication skills, and provide excellent career opportunities.

Choosing your degree is one of the most important decisions you will make. We hope that you are considering studying with us, and that the information in this brochure will help you to make your choice. We would certainly encourage you to visit us at an Open Day or a post-application Visit Day, and to contact our admissions team ( if you have any questions.

View the complete list of courses and further details in our online prospectus Study with Us.

About the Department and our degree programmes

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What our students say

  • Read Aine's and Rob's student profiles to see exactly what our students think about the course.

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Fax: +44 (0)116 252 2770

Department of Physics & Astronomy,
University of Leicester,
University Road,
Leicester, LE1 7RH,
United Kingdom.


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