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Department of Physics


Department of Physics research has been rated number one in the UK in the latest REF.

The department hosts an innovative and dynamic physics research community, concentrated in four divisions: 

Plasma physics 
Institute of Photonics

The department is taking a leading role in the new International Max Planck Partnership.

The department is a member of the Scottish Universities Physics Alliance (SUPA).



The department offers:

Unified undergraduate degrees (BSc or MPhys)
Postgraduate taught masters (MSc)
Research-based degrees (PhD, EngD, MPhil or MRes)

Funded PhD studentships are available - interested applicants should contact


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Research Colloquia - 2014-15

Ask a Quantum Mechanic and Illuminating the Science of Light, part of Glasgow Science Festival at Kelvingrove Museum, 6th and 7th June

SCAPA - compact novel radiation sources for natural, health and material science, Prof. Bernhard Hidding, 9th June 2015, Faculty of Science Annual Lecture

David Elder Lecture, Making Contact – The Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI), Prof. Tim O'Brien, 10th June 2015, Glasgow Science Centre

SUSSP71: Frontiers in Quantum Dynamics & Quantum Optics - 21st July to 2nd August 2015

Department of Physics
University of Strathclyde
John Anderson Building
107 Rottenrow
Glasgow G4 0NG, UK