Based on the REF 2014 GPA Scores, Times Higher Education ranked Strathclyde as number one in the UK for physics research.
Strathclyde Global Talent Programme
Tickets are now available for these public talks from expert astronomers. Running from September til March, the David Elder lectures are presented in partnership with, and hosted by, the Glasgow Science Centre.
Gravitational waves have been detected 100 years after Einstein's prediction! The waves were observed at two separate LIGO sites in the United States. The discovery ushers in a new era of astronomy. Dr Nicholas Lockerbie tells us more:
Available PhD Projects
This Masters-level degree is for you if you're interested in pursuing an academic or research-related career. It provides a fast-track degree with direct entry to Year 2, specialist tutorials in Years 2 and 3, and an extended project in Year 5. Based on the REF 2014 GPA Scores, Times Higher Education ranked Strathclyde as number one in the UK for physics research. Our teaching is informed by academics at the forefront of their research field.
Our renowned research is strengthened by our many national and international partnerships. Find out more about who we're working with.
Strathclyde, via the Physics Department’s Optics Division and the Institute of Photonics, is the only institution in the UK to be represented in all four EPSRC Quantum Technology hubs in both phases of funding.
Our research has enormous impact beyond the fundamental science. Many of our graduates have gone on to success in a host of technology industries, and the department has strong ongoing contacts with industry. Find out more about our impact and commercialisation.
The Department of Physics hosts the following Centres:
Institute of Photonics
Scottish Centre for the Application of Plasma-based Accelerators
Centre for Space Science and Applications
International Max Planck Partnership