School of Physics and Astronomy


The University was opened in 1921 and granted a Royal Charter in 1957. The Physics department has been in existence for over 50 years and has a track record for internationally-renowned research and teaching.

We have developed many links to industry through collaborative research projects, consultancy work, or on the basis of Leicester graduates employed there. Some of the companies with strong links to Leicester are: Airbus: defence and space, TDK, Weatherford International, Lockheed Martin UK, Oxford instruments, Jorin Ltd, SciSys and many more.

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