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Postgraduate Physics and Astronomy
The research interests of Physics at the University of Exeter range from quantum behaviour in nanomaterials to the formation of stars and the age of the universe. Our internationally excellent research, as recognised in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, spans condensed-matter and materials physics, biomedical physics, photonics and astrophysics. About 100 researchers including academic staff, research fellows and postgraduate students are supported by some 20 technical and administrative staff.
We are well funded from a range of sources such as EPSRC, MRC, STFC and the European Union. In recent years the quality of the work of a number of groups has been highlighted by the EPSRC publications. In addition, we have links with many hi-tech commercial companies including Hewlett Packard, QinetiQ, BAE Systems, Hitachi GST and Sharp UK.
Why study postgraduate Physics and Astronomy at Exeter?
- 8th in the UK for world leading and internationally excellent research1
- 5th in the UK for Physical Science in The Sunday Times University Guide 2013
- Multimillion pound investment in ultra fast lasers, nano-fabrication, bio-imaging, clean-rooms and computing facilities
- Excellent research facilities include an astronomical observatory, a £1 million supercomputer and a helium liquefier
- Over 90 per cent submit their theses within the EPSRC deadline period, with most publishing several scientific papers during their period of study
- Collaborative biomedical research opportunities with Sport and Health Sciences and University of Exeter Medical School
Visit the University Applications pages for full details on how to apply. On these pages you will find information about applying for a postgraduate programme, including what happens after you apply, when you have an offer, how to accept your offer and meet your offer conditions.
If you have any questions about any of our degree programmes, please contact:
Tel: +44 (0)1392 723647
1 Research Assessment Exercise 2008 based on percentage of research categorised as 4* and 3*