Physics addresses how the world works on every scale, from the minutest subatomic particles to the structure and evolution of the Universe. Studying physics develops the skills you need to creatively solve problems in any sphere, which is why opportunities for physics graduates exist across a wide range of industries.
Enhancing your degree
Our courses are designed to give you many opportunities for hands-on learning. This engaging style of teaching allows you to make connections between what you’re learning and real-life problems, preparing you for working in industry. An independent research project forms a significant part of the final year of all of our physics courses.
What is it like to study physics at Leeds?
My experience studying physics
Why study at Leeds?
Accredited degrees: Our single honours courses, which are accredited by the Institute of Physics, allow you to benefit from the breadth and depth of our research through the wide range of innovative modules and projects available to you.
Hands-on learning: Put theory into practice, with access to our specialist facilities and laboratories used by our academics and leading researchers that are fully equipped with the latest technology and research-grade equipment to support your learning.
Flexible degrees: Enhance your learning by choosing to take a study abroad year or industry placement, which develops your independence and is attractive to employers.
Career prospects: Our graduates are highly sought after by leading employers. 91% of UK based graduates from the School of Physics and Astronomy are employed and/or in further study within 15 months of graduation (Graduate Outcome Survey 2019/20).
Research-based learning: Our globally recognised research feeds directly into your course and shapes what you learn with the latest thinking.
Global community: When you choose to study at the University of Leeds, you'll join a friendly, supportive and diverse community of students and researchers who come from all over the world.
Supporting your studies: We support you from the moment you arrive to help you adjust to studying at university, and you'll be guided through your course by your personal tutor. We’re proud to have been awarded Silver Athena SWAN status which shows our strong commitment to equality.
Grand buildings, iconic landmarks and sustainable green space: our single-site campus has it all. When you study at the University of Leeds, you’ll be on the doorstep to one of the most vibrant and multicultural cities in the UK, with the benefit of enjoying our historic campus.
Find your place
One of the best ways to find out what it's like to live and study in Leeds is by speaking to a student. We have over 100 ambassadors live on Unibuddy, and you can search by course, subject area, level of study and nationality to find the right person to talk to.