Welcome to the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Glasgow, one of the leading schools in the UK both for our internationally leading research and our first rate undergraduate degrees and taught postgraduate degrees.


  • Glasgow Physicist Awarded Gold Medal

    Professor Steve Barnett of the School of Physics and Astronomy was awarded this year’s Dirac Medal and prize, its senior award in theoretical physics, by the Institute of Physics.

  • Professor Miles Padgett FRS

    Professor Miles Padgett, who holds the University of Glasgow’s Kelvin Chair of Natural Philosophy, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society

  • International Max-Planck Partnership

    The world’s first International Max-Planck Partnership has been launched by Scottish universities


Studying with us offers you a fundamental understanding of the way the Universe works, brings you to the forefront of technology, and provides the opportunity to work in world-leading research groups.  We offer a range of highly rated undergraduate programmes (MSci and BSc courses), all of which are accredited by the Institute of Physics.  We additionally offer a range of postgraduate taught degrees (MSc courses).

The School is highly rated by the UK government for its research, and our research groups are internationally renowned for their work.  The strong links with other institutions in SUPA, as well as across the UK and internationally in major research collaborations contribute to an excellent environment for top quality research.  Our Postgraduate Research Opportunities make it an excellent place to study for a PhD and our undergraduate courses offer the chance to get involved in research projects in cutting edge science.