Skip to content


With our own custom-built observatory and industry-standard facilities, our practical physics courses teach you to think like a professional physicist. Get hands-on with around 250 hours of lab time, and options to specialise your degree in areas such as medical, nuclear and astrophysics.

About Physics at NTU

From Astrophysics to Nuclear Technology, our courses span the whole spectrum of Physics.

Whether at the foundation, undergraduate or postgraduate level, our award-winning staff apply their research, industry and teaching experiences to explore an expansive range of topics - from the minuscule scales of the quantum world to the immense scales of cosmology.

Our accreditations from the Institute of Physics are our guarantee to you that our courses are meeting the needs of industry and your future employers as well as meeting the requirements for IOP membership and Registered Scientist (RSci).


for teaching quality in Physics (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024)


for number of year-long placements in Physical Sciences (HESA 2021/22)

Bringing Physics to life

Hear more about our Physics courses from our Admission Tutor, take a tour of our facilities and see our students spreading the word about Physics to the public in our Curious Rebels project.

Careers related to Physics

Our courses prepare you for a wide range of career opportunities both inside and outside physics. It’ll help you to develop numerical, analytical and computational skills which are greatly respected by employers. You’ll also gain essential, transferable skills including report writing, communicating physics and your finding effectively, team working and problem-solving.

Our recent graduates have secured roles at companies such as:

  • Science and Technology Facilities Council
  • NHS
  • Balfour Beatty
  • Caterpillar Inc
  • Rolls Royce
  • NHS
  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • Nikon

They have gone into a wide variety of job roles including:

  • Public Engagement of Science Officer
  • Software architect
  • NHS Scientist Training Programme
  • Geophysicist
  • Research and Development Analyst
  • Aerothermal Engineer
  • Software Test Engineer
  • Graduate Engineer

Find the course you're looking for