Why study Physics?

If you have a passion for understanding how things work and enjoy scientific experiments and mathematics, then you should study physics. Physics is crucial to understanding the world around us, the world inside us, and the world beyond us. It is the most basic and fundamental science. Physics challenges our imaginations with concepts like relativity and string theory, and it leads to great discoveries, like computers and lasers, that change our lives. Physics encompasses the study of the universe from the largest galaxies to the smallest subatomic particles. Physics also underpins many new technologies. Mobile phones, the Internet, and MRIs are only a few examples of the physics-based technological developments that have revolutionized our world. Many theoretical and experimental physicists work as engineers, and many electrical and mechanical engineers have physics degrees.
The Physics Department offers a variety of courses for different ages, groups and abilities. Our students have enjoyed excellent exam results over many years and we as a department are always looking for new ways to make our courses both challenging and interesting.

Our courses offer students the opportunity to learn through practical experiments, problem solving and use of computers. Homework is seen as an essential part of students learning.

So—physics is interesting, relevant and it can prepare you for great jobs in a wide variety of places. Shouldn’t you take a physics course?