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Department of Physics

The courses we offer are complemented by our inspirational research programmes in physics and astrophysics.

Coronavirus-related assessment updates for current physics students

Study physics with us

Find out about our undergraduate and postgraduate courses, including our top 5 reasons to study physics at Bath.

Physics PhD projects on

PhD student in the lab

We offer projects over a broad spectrum of subject areas. Projects are available as part of Centres for Doctoral Training as well as on an individual basis.


Our latest research news and press releases.

Dialling up the heat on nanoparticles

Metallic nanotechnology research areas

The ability of metallic nanoparticles to harvest and control light is transforming scientific research, according to physicists from the University of Bath.

Bath physics team scoops up award

Professor Ventsislav Valev showcasing his work

Researchers from the University of Bath win a prestigious Elektra Award for a discovery that could help scientists develop new drugs faster

People, facilities, research and outreach

Find staff and facilities in the department and see how your school or college can get involved with our work.

Department of Physics research

optical fibres

We have a thriving research programme, encompassing physics on the smallest nanoscales to the most energetic processes in the Universe.

Placement stories

Find out what it's like to go on a placement while studying at Bath.

Equality and diversity

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity. We welcome a diverse community of students and staff.

About the Department of Physics

Our broad selection of courses satisfy a wide range of interests, preparing students not only for a career in physics but many other fields as well.

Our diversity as a department is reflected through the variety of research conducted by our seven research groups and centres encompassing physics on the smallest nanoscales to the most energetic processes in the Universe.

Get in touch

For any queries about our research or courses, please contact us in person or online.

We are based in the 3 West building on campus

University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, BA2 7AY, United Kingdom