Physics at Sheffield gives you hands-on experience working with leading academics on real research projects. This course gives you plenty of chances to apply computer science expertise to physics problems. It includes a computer-based project in year three. The Department of Computer Science, where you will spend roughly thirty per cent of our time is ranked among the UK top five for research (Research Excellence Framework 2014). Facilities include a VR suite, a robot arena, and an iPhone development suite. Guest lecturers come from IBM, Microsoft and Hewlett Packard. There are plenty of opportunities for fieldwork: investigating dark matter 1km underground at Boulby Mine, or 2,400m above sea level at an observatory in the Canary Islands. We also send students to CERN in Geneva, for work placements and visits. The three-year BSc focuses on the fundamental knowledge and skills every physicist needs. If you’re interested in a research career, you might want to consider the four-year MPhys, which includes more research experience and the chance to study some topics in greater depth. Many of our graduates become research scientists in academia and industry. Others go into aerospace, telecommunications, defence and energy. Employers include Ernst & Young, BAE Systems, Rolls-Royce, Toshiba and the Home Office.