351–400 th
World University Rankings 2020
93 rd
Young University Rankings 2015
51-75 th
European Teaching Rankings 2019
Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, United Kingdom

Physics

Physics reaches from the quark out to the largest of galaxies, and encompasses all the matter and timescales within these extremes. At the heart of a professional physicist is a fascination with the ‘how and why’ of the material world around us. We aim to equip you with the skills to understand these phenomena and to qualify you for a range of career pathways. After getting to grips with the broad knowledge base on which physical science is built, including electricity, light and mechanics, you will study a range of topics including medical physics, quantum physics and atomic and nuclear physics as well as the chance for deeper exploration into specific topics such as space probe instrumentation, fibre optics or the atomic-scale structure of new engineering materials. While at Kent you’ll have access to our fantastic facilities including optical spectrum analysers, two-stage light gas gun for impact studies and on-campus Beacon Observatory. The School has a specialist employer engagement officer and through our membership of the South East Physics Network (SEPNet) we can help you with valuable internship and training opportunities. In previous years our students have trained at the European Space Agency and worked in engineering and research companies on summer placements. We offer a range of Physics courses, which are all accredited by the Institute of Physics, and there’s flexibility to move between our range of Physics, Physics with Astrophysics and Astronomy, Space Science and Astrophysics degrees up until the end of the first year.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2020-09-19
  • Location
    Main Site,CanterburyUnited Kingdom