Physics and astronomy
We are at the forefront of some of today's most exciting scientific discoveries which will provide you with an inspiring environment in which to study.
Excellent career opportunites
Our graduates go on to all kinds of exciting careers from research and development and PhD study to finance and management.
Student centred learning
We value our students and provide a special learning space close to their tutors, so that both students and staff have plenty of opportunity to interact.
Vibrant research environment
Our postgraduate research students, who become an integral part of our world class research groups, benefit from the vibrant research culture of the School.
The MSc Astrophysics allowed me to expand and develop my skill set further than I expected myself to be capable of. This was chiefly due to the excellent teaching standards and endless support I received from the faculty.
Zak Smith, MSc Astrophysics student
Taught topics reflect our world-leading strengths in theoretical, observational and instrumentational research and include Cosmology, Advanced General Relativity and Gravitational Waves, Instrumentation for Astronomy and Techniques in Astrophysics.
The MSc Compound Semiconductor Physics has been designed to deliver thorough training and practical experience in compound semiconductor theory, fabrication and applications, and integration with silicon technology.
The MSc in Data-Intensive Astrophysics has been designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge needed for a career in a range of areas including academic research in astronomy or astrophysics as well technical, development and engineering positions in related scientific fields.
The MSc in Data-Intensive Physics has been designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge needed for a career in a range of areas including academic research in physics as well as technical, development and engineering positions in related scientific fields.
The Gravitational Wave Physics MSc provides broad and comprehensive training in both theory and experiment in gravitational wave (GW) physics and astronomy.
Taught topics reflect our research expertise in Quantum Physics, Photonics, Theoretical and Computational analysis, Sensors and Materials as well as Astrophysics.
Astronomy and Astrophysics is a research area within which you can focus your studies as part of our suite of Physics and Astronomy research programmes (MPhil, PhD).
Astronomy Instrumentation is a research area within which you can focus your studies as part of our suite of Physics and Astronomy research programmes (MPhil, PhD).
This PhD degree programme is part of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Compound Semiconductor Manufacturing.
Condensed Matter and Photonics is a research area within which you can focus your studies as part of our suite of Physics and Astronomy research programmes (MPhil, PhD).
Gravitational Physics is a research area within which you can focus your studies as part of our suite of Physics and Astronomy research programmes (MPhil, PhD).
The wide range of expertise within the School of Physics and Astronomy enables the School to offer a variety of opportunities for higher degrees by research.
Professor Stephen Eales describes the research being undertaken to discover how galaxies are formed.
The Gravity Exploration Institute
Professor Bernard Schutz describes the work carried out by researchers at Cardiff into gravitational waves and the future of this frontier science.
Have we discovered signs of life on Venus?
Professor Jane Greaves of Cardiff University describes the recent discovery she was part of, finding phosphine markers on Venus which indicate the existence of life
Low Energy Electron Microscopy
Dr Juan Pereiro Viterbo talks about his research in Low Energy Electron Microscopy and Semiconductors.
PhD student's record-breaking cosmic discovery
PhD student Charlie Hoy played a key role in a cosmic discovery which provided a breakthrough for an ongoing astrophysics mystery.
PhD opportunities in compound semiconductor manufacturing
Professor Peter Smowton talks about the PhD opportunities available at Cardiff in the area of compound semiconductors.
The funding we receive for our world leading research means that you will benefit from the latest equipment and facilities for your research project.
We have some of the world's leading research groups working on the latest scientific discoveries.
We value equality and inclusivity and we have recently been awarded IOP Juno Champion status.
Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Compound Semiconductor Manufacturing
Take a look at our Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) CDT in Compound Semiconductor Manufacturing and find out about the range of funded PhD opportunities available.
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