Learn about nano-engines and organic electronics, investigate graphene properties, study planets and galaxies and understand the structure and evolution of the Universe.
5 reasons to study physics at Bath
There are lots of reasons to study physics at Bath. Here are our top 5.
Over half of our students go on a placement as part of their degree.
We have 50 years of experience offering placements and links with some of the industry’s leading companies and research institutes. Recent employers include:
- Culham Centre for Fusion Energy
- Science & Technology Facilities Council
- BAE Systems
- EDF Energy
- Rolls Royce
We can't guarantee places, but our specialist placements team offers dedicated support when you're looking for a placement and throughout your placement year.
Most of our placements are paid, so you could also earn a valuable income to top up your student budget.
You'll be taught by academics who are also active researchers. There'll be opportunities for you to engage with departmental research from early on in the course.
Our research covers a wide spectrum of activities, from fundamental physics to technological applications. It is organised into the following research groups and centres:
- Astrophysics research group
- Centre for Networks and Collective Behaviour
- Centre for Photonics and Photonic Materials
- Centre for Space, Atmospheric and Oceanic Science
- Nanoscience research group
- Theoretical and Computational Physics research group
You'll choose a final year project in one of these areas and will be working closely with an active researcher in the field.
We're ranked top ten for graduate prospects for physics and astronomy in the Complete University Guide 2020 and the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019. We're also ranked 5th for employability for physics in the Guardian University Guide 2020.
Our graduates have gone to a wide range of careers including scientific research and development, engineering, telecommunications, banking, finance, meteorology, oil, gas and space exploration.
Recent employers include:
- BAE Systems
Many also go on to postgraduate study in preparation for academic or industry-based research careers.