Over sixty years ago, the Space Research Group at the University of Leicester was founded and there has been at least one piece of Leicester-built equipment operating in space every year since 1967. 

Whether your interested in quantum physics, space science, nanotechnology, astrophysics or medical physics, our undergraduate degrees offer a flexible choice. 

Undergraduate courses in Physics and Astronomy

The Guardian University Guide 2021

10th in the UK for Physics (The Guardian University Guide 2021)

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96% student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2020)

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Top 5 in the UK for Physics (National Student Survey 2020)

Physics and Astronomy: On Demand

Take a look around Leicester: On Demand, our collection of videos showcasing our fabulous campus and facilities, our courses and much more.

Campus tour

Our compact, Covid-safe campus is small enough to get everywhere easily but big enough that it never feels crowded. We’ll show you the David Wilson Library, the Danielle Brown Sports Centre and our newly opened, completely refurbished Students’ Union, as well as teaching facilities. 

We would love to show you around - book your place on one of our campus tours today.

Explore our campus

Meet the tutors

Our School is home to many experts. We're passionate about sharing our knowledge and supporting your own scientific career. Here are some of our team.