School of Physics and Astronomy

Breakthrough magnet produced from sustainable materials

A team of scientists, led by the University of Leeds, has developed a new material which may replace rare-earth-based permanent magnets.

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We achieved 95% overall student satisfaction for physics in the National Student Survey 2019

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Undergraduate physics

Our undergraduate physics degrees are accredited by the Institute of Physics, with specialist courses in Astrophysics and Theoretical Physics

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90%

of our research activity is

'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent' latest REF

Top 5

in the UK for Physics

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Top 100

World Top 100 University

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