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Why Physics (at Warwick)?

Physics is a practical subject full of beautiful ideas. In studying physics, you explore deep questions about the origin of the universe. You also develop useful skills - the ability to understand new concepts quickly, to tackle difficult problems and to explain complex information clearly. Warwick offers a friendly environment in which you learn not just from the lectures and laboratories but also from interactions with staff and your peers.

Undergraduate Study

We offer 3-year (BSc) and 4-year (MPhys) degrees in Physics, Physics with Astrophysics, and in Maths & Physics, and a 3-year Physics and Business Studies (BSc) degree. The programmes are Institute of Physics accredited and all offer great flexibility, with a wide range of module choices and the option to take modules from other departments. They offer excellent employment, and higher degree prospects when you graduate.

Postgraduate Study

The Department has an established international reputation for research and teaching excellence. Our research is driven by our enthusiasm for discovering and applying physics, and our aim is to transmit that excitement to our postgraduate students. There are opportunities for research degrees at both the PhD (3-4 year) and MSc by Research (12-month) levels across all areas of Physics. We welcome your application to join a thriving postgraduate research community.

Welcome from Head of Department

Professor Mark Newton

Welcome to our Department of Physics at Warwick! We are an enthusiastic community of 1,000 staff and students, learning and using ideas from physics to explain the world around us, to explore fundamental principles and apply some of these in practical situations for societal benefit. Our Department welcomes excellent students from many backgrounds as both undergraduate and postgraduate students. I hope that you enjoy finding out more about Warwick Physics, by exploring our webpages and messaging/talking to us, and I look forward to meeting you in the future.
Mark Newton, Head of Department