Mathematical & Physical Sciences


The ANITA neutrino detector being launched. Credit: Brian Hill


Mathematical & Physical Sciences

The Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences encompasses the logical, experimental and mathematical study of our Universe. The Faculty is an internationally renowned centre for both theoretical and applied research and a centre of educational excellence.

Front-line research feeds directly into our teaching programmes, and our students benefit from access to first-class laboratory facilities.

News from UCL Mathematical & Physical Sciences

A light touch to reading electron spins

Scientists at UCL have shown a new way of reading electron spins, which eliminates the need for powerful magnetic fields and reduces the reliance on very low temperatures. The study is published this week in the journal Nature Materials.

Published: Mar 26, 2015 9:49:40 AM

EU Science Commissioner visits UCL

The European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science, Carlos Moedas, visited UCL today. He held  a meeting with the President & Provost of UCL, Professor Michael Arthur, before being visiting the London Centre for Nanotechnology.

Published: Mar 24, 2015 4:21:56 PM

UCL forging closer big data links with Japan

Patrick Wolfe, executive director of UCL’s Big Data Institute has recently returned from Japan, where he was working on developing closer links between UCL and Japanese institutions.

Published: Mar 17, 2015 11:11:01 AM

Natural Sciences degrees

Natural Sciences

BSc and MSci

The faculty's flagship degree programme, Natural Sciences, combines courses from across the mathematical, physical and life sciences into a single, innovative cross-disciplinary degree.

Natural Science degrees

Undergraduate and postgraduate degrees


The faculty offers a broad range of single-subject science degrees at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Our subject areas are:

  • Chemistry
  • Earth Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Physics & Astronomy
  • Science & Technology Studies
  • Space and Climate Physics
  • Statistical Science

Undergraduate degrees

Postgraduate degrees