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.
In 2013, astronomers announced they had discovered a magnetar exceptionally close to the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way using a suite of space-borne telescopes including NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory.
Published: May 14, 2015 4:00:10 PM
Raman Prinja, professor of astrophysics in UCL Physics & Astronomy, has been shortlisted for the Royal Society Young People's Book Prize.
Published: May 14, 2015 2:12:55 PM
Resistance caused by electrons bouncing off each other in Earth’s molten iron core is essential to explain how the planet’s protective magnetic field is generated, say researchers at UCL, the Carnegie Institution for Science and Rutgers University, USA.
Published: May 11, 2015 4:55:26 PM
Two UCL chemists, Sally Price and David Scanlon, have been recognised in this year's Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) awards. Meanwhile, UCL's Ivan Parkin has won the Griffith Medal of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3).
Published: May 6, 2015 11:05:59 AM
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