UCL Mathematical & Physical Sciences


Why study with us?

The Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences encompasses the logical, experimental and mathematical study of our Universe. Front-line research feeds directly into our teaching programmes, and our students benefit from access to first-class facilities

The Mathematical and Physical Sciences

  • Top 5 in the UK for Physics & Astronomy, Geophysics, Chemistry, Statistical and Operational research and Materials Science.

  • Ranked within the top 30 in the world for Statistical and Operational research, Earth and Marine sciences, Geophysics and Geology.

  • Natural Sciences is climbing the leaderboards: 4th in the UK and 37th in the world (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022).

  • Chemistry rated joint 1st in the UK for 4* and 3* submissions (REF 2021).

  • MSSL is UK’s largest university space research group. UCL was one of the first universities in the world to become involved in making scientific observations in space working with agencies including NASA and ESA on projects such as Mars Rover, Solar Orbiter, Artemis, Ariel, Gaia.

  • UCL Mathematics and UCL Statistical Science (joint submission) ranked 8th nationally for research power in REF 2021; 97.9% of the papers submitted were graded as 4* world leading or 3* internationally excellent.

  • One of the top ranked Physics & Astronomy departments in the country (4th in the UK – QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022).

  • The Worlds first university department of Statistics in the world since it’s foundation in 1911 as the Department of Applied Statistics.

  • Our Natural Sciences Progamme enables students who wish to maintain a breadth of science subjects to design a unique degree which is suited to their personal interests