About the department
The Department aims to provide an academically stimulating and supportive environment for all our students. It is a small and friendly department with an 'open-door' policy.
“I can't recommend Loughborough highly enough. The department was large enough to offer a broad range of well taught modules, but small enough to know people on a first name basis.”
Martin Smith, Physics and Management (BSc DIS)
The Physics department offers a wide range of degree programmes. In addition to single honours Physics programmes, leading to the degrees of MPhys and BSc, we have a variety of joint honours programmes that draw on the expertise of Departments from most of the Schools of the University.
We are one of the few Physics departments in the UK to offer industrial placements in all our undergraduate programmes - giving students the chance to gain invaluable work experience and the possibility of securing graduate employment before their final year.
We also offer a range of of research-oriented masters programmes and degrees by research.
According to the RAE 2008,15% of the research in the Department is world leading, and 85% is internationally recognised or better. The esteem sub-profile ranks 24% of the research in the Department as of world-leading esteem, placing the Department as equal fourth among Physics Departments in the UK for this indicator.
We publish in highly ranked physics journals and, in 2003, one of our former Visiting Professors, Alexei Abrikosov, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics.
The staff in the department have been recruited from major research centres worldwide. This creates a lively and stimulating community that attracts numerous visitors and collaborators. We are located in the Sir David Davies building in the West Park on the University campus; the building also houses the Department of Mathematical Sciences and the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering.
- Ranked 22nd in The Complete Independent University Guide 2014
- 100% satisfaction in the single-honours Physics programmes (NSS 2013)