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Top ten in the UK for Physics and Astronomy, The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019

School of Physics and Astronomy

Top ten in the UK for Physics and Astronomy, The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019

Set yourself apart from the rest of your peers and define your career path by studying for a Masters degree in the School of Physics and Astronomy at Leeds, one of the UK’s leading universities.

Our School has a long history of award-winning and impactful research and teaching. William H Bragg conducted his Nobel Prize-winning research at Leeds and we’re able to lay claim to the development of Bragg's Law for X-Ray Diffraction, the origin and nature of magnetism, the creation of Barr and Stroud, spintronics, microbubbles and many other great accomplishments.

Develop exciting research during your Masters degree

We have an active research environment which means we offer you a range of exciting degree courses taught by experts who are leaders in their fields. You’ll be directly engaged in research through individual and team-based project work while also accessing our specialist facilities.

  • MSc Physics
  • MSc Physics and Business Management

Enhance your skills in an increasingly competitive job market

Once you’ve graduated, you’ll be well placed to enter a senior role in industry. You might start a career with a small high-tech company looking to develop new markets or a large corporate organisation looking to manage growth. Physicists find employment in a variety of sectors such as aerospace, consumer electronics, energy and power, healthcare, IT and telecommunications.

Our unique interdisciplinary MSc in Physics and Business is developed in partnership between The School of Physics and Astronomy and Leeds University Business School. It offers you the opportunity to develop both high-level physics competencies and key business management skills.

Receive an outstanding student experience

School of Physics and Astronomy

“The lectures have always been coherent and well-articulated, which has been particularly crucial for the more advanced topics. I’ve always felt that the lecturers are enthusiastic about what they’re teaching, and that they’re happy to give students any support that they need.” – Christian Duffin, MSc Physics

“I have a big curious mind and I am motivated by the prospect of research. I look at a problem and I want to solve it from an analytical and critical point of view, satisfying my curious mind. I look into a future where I can contribute independently and as a team member in the sciences, especially in astrophysics.
As a researcher, I get to demonstrate in the lab experiments, attend meetings, prepare for meetings, attend seminars, attend trainings, write reports and produce results at certain times. I chose to pursue my research at Leeds because of my supervisor and the data I will be working on. I did my Masters degree at Leeds and find the environment is very accommodating.”
– Tonye Irabor, PhD in Planetary Nebulae

School of Physics and Astronomy

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