Physics and Astronomy

We are one of the UK’s leading centres for cutting edge research and degree programmes in physics and astronomy.

Our expertise covers everything from nature’s building blocks to the application of the latest scientific advances in healthcare and environmental monitoring.

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. Our outstanding research was recognised in the 2014 REF when Physics and Astronomy at Glasgow achieved 9th best in the UK for impact from its research.

Our excellent standard of teaching was also reflected in the 2015 NSS (National Student Survey) when Physics students at Glasgow gave an overall satisfaction score of 95% for the course.