School of Physics

About the school

From particle physics and quantum information, to cosmology and astrophysics, our scientists push forward the frontiers of knowledge.


Studying physics in Bristol

Teaching is enriched by internationally-recognised research, enabling our students to meet the highest standards demanded by industry and academia.

Courses and programmes

Doctoral training

The School of Physics hosts or participates in three Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs):

World-class research

Our vision spans a wide portfolio, from emerging fields such as nanotechnology and superconductors, to world-class research in elementary particle physics and theoretical physics.


Public engagement

We contribute to the public understanding of science through talks and demonstrations at schools and colleges.

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High specification facilities

An expansive refurbishment is transforming Physics into a high quality working environment, with new high specification research laboratories and teaching facilities.

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World-leading researchers engage in modern science at the cutting edge of theory and experiment.


We give talks and demonstrations at schools and colleges.

Studying in Bristol is an amazing experience. The university is one of the best in the country with excellent facilities which offer us a wide range of opportunities. What sets the School of Physics in Bristol apart is the friendly academic staff and the huge number of research opportunities.

Elena Tsolaki, BSc Physics

What our students say

Research on film

Academics discuss their research.


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