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.
Published: Dec 18, 2014 12:00:07 AM
UCL scientists have shown how advanced computer simulations can be used to design new composite materials. Nanocomposites, which are widely used in industry, are revolutionary materials in which microscopic particles are dispersed through plastics. But their development until now has been largely by trial and error.
Published: Dec 9, 2014 11:57:56 AM
A team of scientists has revealed how certain harmful
bacteria drill into our cells to kill them. Their study shows how bacterial
‘nanodrills’ assemble themselves on the outer surfaces of our cells, and
includes the first movie of how they then punch holes in the cells’ outer membranes.
Published: Dec 2, 2014 4:47:40 PM
Natural Sciences degrees
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.
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:
- Earth Sciences
- Physics & Astronomy
- Science & Technology Studies
- Space and Climate Physics
- Statistical Science