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...

    ...In the 2013 National Student Survey (NSS), our students rated physics and astronomy at Sussex 1st in the UK for overall satisfaction with their course.

  • 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. 
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    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... other university in the UK offers a comparable course.
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  • At Sussex you will mix with the best... 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.

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RT @fabsalva: Lily Asquith from @PhysicsAtSussex will be the TEDx speaker at the 'Evening of Particle Physics' (…). Congrats Lily!… William Astill follows in his parents' footsteps with a physics degree 30 years after they obtained theirs!

We are so proud of William Astill for all his hard work and contribution to the department over his four years here and wish him success!

@CHERINGTON_HR… William Astill follows in his parents' footsteps with a physics degree at Sussex 30 years after theirs

RT @telescoper: After the @PhysicsAtSussex and @SussexMaths graduation, many of the best beards in MPS have gone. Looking to next generation for growth.

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