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.
Why study with us
Here at Cardiff's School of Physics and Astronomy, not only will you discover exciting scientific research at its cutting-edge, but you will also be part of a friendly, approachable School, where staff will do their very best to help you develop the skills and abilities which will allow you to be successful in your future career. There are so many reasons to study with us!
Our buildings and facilities
Our SchoolLocated in Queen's Buildings
The School of Physics and Astronomy is part of the multi-million pound Queen’s Buildings complex, located in the heart of the city, close to local and national transport links, with the main shopping centre, parks and entertainment all on our doorstep.
Trevithick LibraryLocated in Trevithick Building
The Trevithick Library provides information resources for engineering, computer science and informatics, and physics and astronomy. It is located on the first floor of the Trevithick Building in The Parade off Newport Road.
Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC)
A £44 million facility that opened in 2016, CUBRIC has a range of labs where our researchers work on brain imaging. Its impressive range of neuroimaging equipment has already led to world-leading research, and now helps us to do the same in applying the principles of physics to the biological processes of the brain.
Institute for Compound SemiconductorsLocated in Queen's Buildings
The Institute provides cutting-edge facilities that help researchers and industry work together. It is soon to be relocated to our new £300M Innovation Campus on Maindy Road.
CleanroomsLocated in Queen’s Building
We have two class-1000 cleanrooms, with extensive experimental and theoreticalcapability. One of these is a £4m refurbished 225 square metre cleanroom; located in the Queen’s Building.
National Museum of Wales
We are just a short walk away from the National Museum of Wales, providing easy access to their impressive exhibition galleries and collections.
LaboratoryLocated in Queen’s Building
This is a typical laboratory where physics students might conduct experiments and practical sessions.
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Our graduates are very successful at obtaining a broad range of fulfilling careers. There are so many options available to physics graduates, and if you decide to change your career path, the skills that you learn in your degree will still be useful in a wide range of unrelated areas.
93% of our graduates were in employment and/or further study, due to start a new job or course, or doing other activities such as travelling 15 months after the end of their course (HESA data).
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