Physics is the study of the properties and dynamics of the universe, from the smallest scales of fundamental particles to scales encompassing the entire observable universe. It concerns understanding the material world around us. Our quest involves the discovery of new kinds matter, the manipulation of matter on the nanoscale and the development of new measuring devices.
Physics continues to impact in critical ways on society and will be central in addressing the challenges we face in the 21st century.
At RHUL our interests include: the search for a room temperature superconductor; the development of a quantum computer; the search for new energy saving materials; the quest for the Higgs boson and the Majorana fermion; the development new generations of MRI machines.
The department offers a complete set of courses from undergraduate, mainly taught degrees, through masters with significant research components to doctorates in numerous advanced research fields. Our typical annual undergraduate intake is approximately 60 students (BSc, MSci).
We offer a two year MSc programme (120 ECTS) and a one year MSc by research.
Typically we accept around 10 students annually onto PhD programmes in our research groups. Studentships are funded by UK Research Councils, European Commission, National Physical Laboratory , and College. We also may accept students who are self-funded or supported from other sources.
We are holding a Postgraduate Open Day on the 14th February where you will be able to meet some of our staff and current postgraduate students.