Physics and Astronomy

Undergraduate study

Learn from experts who are working at the forefront of physics, developing next generation quantum technology devices and working on the ATLAS experiment at the CERN Large Hadron Collider.

Why Physics and Astronomy at Sussex?

  • Our Physics graduates are in high demand
    We're ranked joint 1st in the UK for career prospects. 97% of our graduates find graduate-level jobs, or are in further study at professional or HE level, within fifteen months of graduation (The Guardian 2021). Find out more about what our graduates are doing.

  • Forge links with industry and benefit from our strong relationships with employers through the South East Physics Network (SEPnet). See recent placement case studies and find out more about the programme.

  • Our lively Physics Society
    There's lots going on in our Department. Q-Soc, our lively Physics Society, delivers an exciting programme including trips to London and Brighton, student balls, pub crawls, games and film nights, and even visits to NASA and CERN.
  • Ground-breaking research
    You will get to work on ground-breaking discoveries alongside our expert faculty, on research placements, summer projects and in research labs during your individual or group final year projects. Find out more about undergraduate research opportunities. Read about our world-leading research.
  • Supportive community 
    Our labs and popular student spaces provide a supportive and welcoming environment, where students and faculty can meet, debate and exchange ideas. Find out more about life as a Physics and Astronomy student

Corona Virus (COVID- 19) - Advice for Applicants 

We understand this is a complex time for anyone who is looking to progress their University of Sussex application. We are here to support you however we can and we hope the following answers to some common questions will help you. Find out more

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"If you are considering studying Physics at Sussex, it is a decision you will not regret. The degree is difficult but the rewards are truly astronomical."

Jessica Collier
Physics MPhys


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