Physics at the University of Leicester

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Leicester is a world-class centre for teaching and research.

We are a friendly department of over 40 research-active academic staff, and around 360 undergraduate students. This means the best staff-student ratio 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 opportunities for you to further your career.

All of our undergraduate degrees are accredited by the UK Institute of Physics (IOP). This means the syllabus covers the IOP approved 'Core of Physics', supplemented with option modules based on the world-leading research in the department.