Studying Physics at Lancaster
Our Teaching is Excellent
We are one of the top Physics Departments, and have a reputation for high quality teaching driven by outstanding research. We are ranked second only to Oxford in the Guardian University Guide.
In the most recent National Student Satisfaction Survey the Lancaster Physics Department was ranked top for student satisfaction amongst the 5* research departments in the UK. In addition, our students expressed 100% overall satisfaction with the quality of their course.
Our Research is the Best in the UK
In the most recently published (Dec 2008) Research Assessment Exercise, Lancaster's Physics Department is the top ranked physics department in the country. (The Guardian | Times Higher Education [pdf])
25% of our research has been rated as being world-leading in terms of originality, significance and rigour. 90% of our research is considered to be internationally competitive. Furthermore, we were rated equal with Cambridge, Imperial College and Oxford in the previous research assessment exercise (2001).