School of Physics and Astronomy


Our courses offer an intellectual challenge and provide you with practical skills and the ability to solve real-life problems.


Our researchers are at the forefront of the latest developments in a range of Physics and Astronomy disciplines.

From left to right: Dr Chris North, Prof Haley Gomez, Sarah Roberts and Dr Edward Gomez, part of the public engagement team at the School of Physics and Astronomy.


We are passionate about connecting with communities and helping members of the public engage with science.

Physics and Astronomy graduates group shot

Careers and employability

Our graduates are equipped with the skills and knowledge needed for a wide range of career paths.

PhD student in Physics

Postgraduate research

Join our supportive and exciting environment, in which we conduct and share world-leading research.

Staff members are very eager to get involved and help where needed. I have found this to be a very enjoyable year and I am very glad that I chose to study this MSc.

Simon Shelford, MSc Astrophysics


ARIEL mission craft

Green light for exoplanet mission

20 March 2018

European Space Agency announces details of international science mission, including scientists from Cardiff University, to explore how exoplanets – planets around distant stars – form and evolve

Find out more about our REF 2014 submissions and results.