Physics and Astronomy

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Manchester is one of the largest and most active schools of physics in the UK.

We have a long tradition of excellence in both teaching and research, and have interests in most areas of contemporary research.

A research degree in physics is regarded by employers as evidence of thorough training in numerate problem-solving, and it opens up a wide range of career choices.

In addition to a university or research laboratory career, PhD physicists are found across the full spectrum of employment including the media, editorial and writing work, finance and banking, and medicine.

Start your postgraduate research journey today

Visit our dedicated Science and Engineering postgraduate research page where you can browse projects built on your research passion in physics and astronomy, find a supervisor that shares your vision and discover how your research could be fully funded.


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