The UK's top physics department for student satisfaction – 99% rating

2014 National Student Survey


We’re exploring the fundamental laws of the universe and developing pioneering technologies. We look beyond our planet to tackle global challenges – from climate change to meeting energy demands.

Top ten in the UK for research output

We're ranked among the UK's top ten physics departments for our research output in the Research Excellence Framework 2014.

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Apply now for one of our unique PhD opportunities

We've launched our programme of PhD projects for 2015, with fully funded opportunities across five exciting areas of research.

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Apply online for one of our courses

We’re now accepting applications through UCAS for 2015 entry to our range of three and four year undergraduate courses.

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Study with us

Discover the laws of the universe alongside inspirational scientists. Our students study in a global classroom that stretches from Sheffield to CERN.

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World-class research

Our researchers are finding new planets and developing cutting-edge technologies. We offer world-class PhD training to some of the most talented new physicists.

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Partnerships

We develop solutions that solve major industrial challenges. Read about some of our projects on the Sheffield Science Gateway website.

Carbon capture technology – case study> Storing solar energy at home – case study> Radio-chromatography detectors – case study>