Interested in 2022 entry?

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Undergraduate courses for entry in 2021

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  • Ranked first in the UK and Europe for Physics and Astronomy

    Academic Ranking of World Universities, 2019

  • We operate the Jodrell Bank Observatory (UNESCO World Heritage Site), home to the international headquarters of the Square Kilometre Array

  • Awarded a Regius Professorship by the Queen in 2013

Why study Physics and Astronomy at Manchester?

Study at one of the largest, most respected Physics and Astronomy departments in the country. Our exceptional reputation – exemplified by 13 Nobel Prize winners who have worked here – rests equally on teaching and research.

Today, we continue pioneering work on 2D materials, including graphene, first isolated by Professors Sir Andre Geim and Sir Konstantin Novoselov here in Manchester. Other research areas include nuclear and particle physics, cosmology and astrophysics. 

Our teaching facilities are enviable thanks to a £7.5 million building refurbishment and a £10 million extension to our Schuster Laboratory.