School of Physics & Astronomy


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Our course will develop your expertise and skills in the key areas of phyiscs. We also offer great flexibility which allows you to tailor your study to a specialist area of your choice, incuding astronomy, nanoscience, medical physics or theoretical physics. 

Many of our courses include opportunities to study at a partner university overseas, or spend a year working on an industry placement.


  • Our courses are accredited by the Institute of Physics
  • Choose from a range of modules reflecting our expertise from nanoscience to cosmology
  • Ranked joint 3rd for research quality in physics in the UK (Research Excellence Framework 2014)
  • Apply for a paid summer research project where you can work directly with our researchers

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Course list

Browse the full list of our undergraduate courses

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Foundation year

For those who don't yet meet the entry requirements

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We offer a range of scholarships and bursaries



Undergraduate Open Days


Science open day

Visit our beautiful campus and explore the opportunities for studying Physics and Astronomy at Nottingham. A full programme of lectures, tours, demonstration experiments plus advice on UCAS applications. 

Physics and Astronomy BlogKeep up-to-date with what's happening around the school with this new blog written by our staff and students.

Download our Brochure

The school's admissions brochure is an excellent source of information and is available for download in pdf format.

Fees and funding 



School of Physics and Astronomy

The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham NG7 2RD

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