School of Physics & Astronomy

Why study Physics at Nottingham


By choosing to study for your degree in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Nottingham, you will be joining an internationally-renowned, Nobel Prize winning centre for teaching and research. The academic staff who will guide your studies are dedicated to supporting you throughout your time in the School; they provide the full range of teaching methods that you will need, ranging from traditional lectures to individual one-on-one tuition. The excellence of the School's teaching has been confirmed by the`Excellent' grade that was awarded following the national QAA subject review.


The University of Nottingham provides a wide range of academic opportunities and a great life on campus. Its reputation as one of the leading institutions of higher education in the United Kingdom means that a degree from this university will open doors to jobs in academia, industry, finance, computing. In fact, pretty much any career you might be considering.

These are some of the many reasons why Nottingham is one of the most popular places in the country to study physics, but there are also some things that we offer which make studying here truly exceptional:


  • Our MSci courses which involve very few lectures but use mostly group assignments and project work.
  • Our tutorials and tutorial workshops system, which ensures that all students have regular contact with a member of academic staff, and the opportunity to work on problem solving regularly in a group.
  • Our beautiful campus. University Park, where the School of Physics & Astronomy is located, is widely regarded as one of the most attractive campuses in the country. Situated to the west of Nottingham City centre and only a short bus or bike ride away, the 330 acre University Park is the historic home of The University of Nottingham. Set around its famous lake and with extensive parkland greenery, it is a uniquely beautiful place to study and enjoy university life.

School of Physics and Astronomy

The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham NG7 2RD

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