Why Physics at Sussex?
- 1st for personal development amongst UK Physics Departments in the 2012 National Student Survey
- 1st for satisfaction in the Complete University Guide 2013
- 5th in the UK according to the Times Good University Guide (2013)
- 37th in the world according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (2010)
- 95% of our research activity is rated as 'internationally recognised' or higher, within which 15% is ranked as 'world leading' according to the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (2008)
Physicists strive to understand the fundamental laws of nature and the origin of the universe. Knowledge of physics not only leads to a profound understanding of the physical world but also provides a platform for developing new and innovative ideas – the technology we use in our daily lives is based upon the laws of physics. Studying physical principles, you will discover how to explain and predict the properties of complex systems, from subatomic particles to distant galaxies.
We offer a wide range of degree courses (refer to our 2014 Undergraduate Prospectus) which also include information on how to apply) to suit individual skills and interests in a close-knit and sociable department. You will learn from inspiring and enthusiastic teaching staff, many of whom are directly involved in cutting-edge research. This ensures you are taken to the very forefront of current understanding. Our courses are constantly being updated to reflect the latest developments, and our teaching methods are consistently innovative: here's just one example. We have well-established exchange programmes with universities in North America and Sweden.
Our Department is welcoming and supportive, with faculty members and students working side by side to create a first-class environment in which to study, making your years at Sussex the truly great journey a university experience should be.
Physics and Astronomy Undergraduate leaflet
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If you require further information, contact:
Department of Physics and Astronomy,
University of Sussex, Falmer,
Brighton BN1 9QH, UK
T +44 (0)1273 678557
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