Department of Physics

91% of our research is world leading / internationally excellent

The results of REF 2014 confirm the excellence of the research carried out at Bath.

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95% overall satisfaction in NSS 2014

Our score is at the historic high of 95%

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News and events

Carole Mundell. Credits: Max Alexander

Head of Astrophysics Professor Carole Mundell has been appointed to join the governing Council of the Science and Technology Facilities Council.

View of earth and moon from space

The Department of Physics is delighted to announce that it has appointed Professor Carole Mundell to establish a new Astrophysics research group at the University of Bath.


Head of Physics - Prof Simon Bending

simon_bendingWe offer a distinctive environment for studying physics at all levels with highly-motivated students learning from top physicists through carefully-designed and run study programmes. We have a combination of ground-breaking research (top 5 UK Physics Departments, RAE 2008), excellent links with industry, one of the best placement schemes in the country and outstanding teaching leading to high student achievement and employment. Above all, we’re a friendly department with common interests in physics and in getting all our people to perform at the top of their game.

Faculty of Science