The Physics and Astronomy Department at the University of Leicester combines world-class scientific research with an environment of excellence in Physics teaching and learning.  

Building on more than half a century of cutting-edge research and strong links with industry and international partners, Leicester's diverse scientific community is probing the furthest depths of our Universe, leading the robotic exploration of the worlds of our Solar System, and teaching us about the fragile climate of our home planet.

Find out more about the opportunities to Launch Yourself via state-of-the-art Education and Research in Leicester's Physics and Astronomy Department.


Learn more about the Department - our reviews and awards, and our commitment to equality and diversity in science.

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We offer a range of lectures and workshops to local schools and colleges.

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"I chose Leicester due to its expertise in space research. The University’s reputation in this field was something I was already aware of."