School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Physics and Astronomy

Welcome to the Department of Physics and Astronomy

Why Physics and Astronomy at Sussex?

  • We deliver an excellent student experience...

    ...which is why we are consistently rated one of the best Physics and Astronomy departments in the UK (Source: NSS).

  • Our department is a lively, friendly and inspiring place to be...

    ...our students are already benefiting from our extensively refurbished social and study spaces and our new state-of-the-art teaching labs. 
    Find out about our new labs

    What our students think 

  • You will work alongside our world-leading researchers...

    ...and have the opportunity to contribute to new discoveries yourself, when you join one of our research teams to carry out your individual final year project. The Research Groups

  • Our unique Research Placement courses...

    ...no other university in the UK offers a comparable course.
    Find out about our Research Placements

  • At Sussex you will mix with the best...

    ...you will be studying with like-minded, hard-working physicists, enabling you to fulfil your true potential. Our students have won SET Student of the Year twice and Physics Student of the year three times.

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We are a member of SEPnet (South East Physics Network), a partnership of nine Physics departments within the South East region of England, working together to advance and sustain Physics as a strategically important subject for the UK economy and its science base in the region.

Student Heinrich Wilsenach talks about his MPhys in Physics

Vacancies available

University of Sussex jobs page.

Research Students' Welcome programme

For new Research Students in Mathematics, Physics & Astronomy

What to do when you arrive.

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The Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Sussex. Get all our latest news & events here.

RT @robertcnichol: Hello from @PhysicsAtSussex where @theDESurvey is holding its collaboration meeting @darkenergydetec this week

huffingtonpost.com/keith-m-parson… 'Are we as a society suspicious of science?' via @HuffPost #Science #physics

RT @DarrenBaskill: @PhysicsAtSussex have been busy in two schools this afternoon, at Dorothy Stringer school and the Portslade Academy (PACA)!

sussex.ac.uk/students/newsa… Public lecture THIS EVENING at 7pm, all welcome!

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