Physics students with lecturer

Key facts

Total expected intake

246 (2023 entry)

Applications : Admissions ratio

8 : 1 (based on 2021 entry data)

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2022

3rd in the UK

Why choose Physics at Imperial?

Physics explores the origins of the universe and how matter behaves through space and time.

Having contributed to ground-breaking discoveries in fields including string theory, laser science and thermonclear fusion, the Department of Physics is a leader within the research community.

You will have access to state-of-the-art facilities, including:

  • High-intensity laser systems
  • Nanoscale fabrication
  • High-performance computing

You'll be taught by and work alongside researchers at the forefront of the field, who have designed instruments used in National American and Space Administration (NASA) missions.

Where could your degree take you?

Physics graduates are highly sought after by employers across a wide range of industries, from space technology to electronics to oil and gas.

Employers in commercial settings value the analytical and problem-solving skills gained from our Physics courses, but these are equally valued in research environments, which half our graduates choose to pursue.

Recent graduates have become...

  • Scientific Officer, Civil Service
  • Data Scientist, Cyber risk modelling and prediction platform
  • Nuclear Safety Engineer, EDF Energy
  • Technology Analyst, Goldman Sachs
  • Aerospace Engineer, Rolls-Royce

Explore our courses

Three-year courses (180 ECTS):

Four-year courses (240/310 ECTS):

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