Mathematical & Physical Sciences


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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

UCL postgrad presents at quantum technology business forum

UCL postgraduate student Ying Lia Li (Lia) was one of five young scientists selected from applicants worldwide to present their projects at the recent Nature/Entrepreneur First Innovation Forum in Quantum Technologies.

Published: Jun 23, 2016 1:14:22 PM

UCL Chemistry courses accredited by Royal Society of Chemistry

The UCL Department of Chemistry has received official notification that a selection of UCL Chemistry undergraduate and graduate courses have been accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), including many courses that were not previously recognised.

Published: Jun 21, 2016 1:51:00 PM

Parent-led tool opens up NHS children's heart surgery data to families

Researchers are calling for the end to an era of confusion and alarm about children's heart surgery statistics by launching an innovative communication tool that will help people make sense of published survival data about children’s heart surgery in the UK and Ireland.

Published: Jun 21, 2016 11:00:16 AM

Strong ‘electric wind’ strips planets of oceans and atmospheres

Venus has an ‘electric wind’ strong enough to remove the components of water from its upper atmosphere, which may have played a significant role in stripping the planet of its oceans, according to a new study by NASA and UCL researchers.

Published: Jun 20, 2016 2:04:55 PM

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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