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Physics and Astronomy

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Top 15 in the UK for Physics and Astronomy

15th in the The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

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Active and supportive Physics Society with great social events throughout the year.

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Combine your degree with a paid research placement at companies such as Renishaw, the Home Office and the Rutherford Appleton Laboratories.

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Strong community characterised by genuine student-staff relationships and small tutorial groups, typically made up of 5 students.

Physics seeks to answer the biggest questions the human race has ever asked, and provides much of the knowledge and technology that underpins our civilisation – from spectroscopy used in healthcare to mapping our planet’s position in the universe.

We focus upon research-led learning, exposing you to cutting-edge ideas and encompassing a broad range of experimental, computational, and theoretical physics.

We’ll help you to thrive in our department, offering guidance throughout your degree and providing a stimulating and supportive environment for you to develop the investigative and problem-solving skills that characterise a scientific mind.

I chose physics because I love the subject and everyone I met when I visited Exeter were really enthusiastic, it felt like the right place for me. 

After I graduate I’m going to do Teachfirst, I’ll be teaching GCSE Science (and maybe Physics A-Level) at a school in Kent and I’m really excited! The campus is really pretty and I love being within walking distance of everything, you can walk into the town centre and you’re also really close to the beach. My advice for future students would be to make the most of being in Devon; join societies, get to the beach and walk on Dartmoor. This part of the country is beautiful and this is the perfect time to enjoy it.

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Studying BSc Physics and Astrophysics at the University of Exeter