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Physics and Astronomy

We're a UK leader for physics and astronomy and offer six graduate programmes. These include opportunities to work at the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, the Dark Energy Survey in Chile, and the Institut Laue-Langevin in Grenoble.

Studying with the Department of Physics and Astronomy

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Scientific research and study has been a strong feature of UCL since it began and the department is currently one of the top-ranked physics departments in the country. Those joining us can expect to be part of a dynamic community of physicists and astronomers whose enthusiasm for science and innovation is exceptional. 
Our programmes provide students with a sound knowledge of the underlying principles which form a thorough basis for careers in physics and related fields. Your scientific training will equip you with an understanding of mathematics, physical principles and techniques, as well as transferable skills in analysis, rational argument and innovative problem-solving. 

Most of our teaching staff are also active in research over a broad range of disciplines including: astrophysics; atmospheric physics; particle physics; planetary physics; atomic, molecular and positron physics; condensed matter physics; and instrumentation. Excellent research opportunities are thus available for those looking to pursue a PhD following completion of their Master's programme.

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