By choosing to study physics at Strathclyde, you'll be joining a team that is number one in the UK for physics research. Based on the REF 2014 GPA Scores, Times Higher Education ranked Strathclyde as number one in the UK for physics research.
Our world-leading research and teaching staff bring their cutting-edge knowledge of physics to the department's teaching.
We have five undergraduate physics degrees:
- MPhys (an integrated Masters degree)
- MPhys Physics with Advanced Research
- BSc (Hons) Physics
- BSc (Hons) Physics with Teaching (taught jointly with the School of Education)
- BSc (Hons) Mathematics & Physics (offered by the Department of Mathematics & Statistics)
The MPhys, BSc Physics and BSc Physics with Teaching degrees follow the same curriculum for the first two years. It's possible to transfer between these degrees - based on performance - at any point up until the end of second year. Beyond second year, the MPhys and BSc Physics degrees share the same curriculum until the end of fourth year.
Students on the BSc Physics with Teaching degree take classes from the PGDip Secondary Education in their third and fourth years.
All our physics degrees are accredited by the Institute of Physics and cover the core of physics in the first three years.
Postgraduate taught courses
We offer the following postgraduate taught degrees:
- MSc Advanced Physics
- MSc Applied Physics
- MSc Industrial Photonics
- MSc Nanoscience
- MSc Optical Technologies
Postgraduate research degrees
The Department of Physics at Strathclyde has many opportunities for postgraduate research. Currently, there are more than 90 research students studying for PhDs in the four main research divisions.