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

UCL chemist recognised in RSC awards

UCL's Sally Price has been awarded a Royal Society of Chemistry Interdisciplinary Prize for 2015. She has been recognised for her pioneering work at the interface between chemistry and other disciplines. She now specialises in Computational Chemistry, exploring how molecules interact with each other to form solids, solutions and act as drug molecules depends on their charge density, which can be calculated using the laws of quantum mechanics.

Published: May 6, 2015 11:05:59 AM

Richard Ellis to join UCL

Astronomer Richard Ellis is to join UCL's Department of Physics & Astronomy as Professor of Astrophysics.

Published: Apr 13, 2015 12:12:30 PM

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