About the department

The Department aims to provide an academically stimulating and supportive environment for all our students. It is an international community of academic staff and students, active in cutting edge research and industry engagement.

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 Taught Masters programmes and degrees by research.

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.  Our research is internationally renowned, with 62% of research outputs rated internationally leading or better in the REF 2014.

Our laboratory facilities have recently been enhanced by the University's investment in STEMLab, bringing brand-new physics teaching facilities to Loughborough campus and an additional projected £4 million expenditure on new laboratories in the refurbished Sir David Davies building.

The Department of Physics has been awarded Juno Practitioner status in recognition of its work to progress the Juno principles within the Department.Project Juno is a national scheme operated by the Institute of Physics (IOP) that recognises and rewards physics departments that have taken action to address gender equality and to encourage better practice for all staff.