SCHOOL OF PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY
LOCATION Cardiff, UK
NUMBER OF RESEARCHERS 54 research staff
DESIRED DEGREE DISCIPLINES/CLASS For undergraduate, generally AAA–ABB. For postgraduates, generally 2.1 minimum in a physical science/ mathematics degree
PRE-REQUISITES Eligible to study in the UK
The School of Physics and Astronomy at Cardiff University is one of the most highly regarded departments in the UK for undergraduate, research and postgraduate studies. We are a research-intensive school involved in globally significant scientific discoveries and were ranked sixth in the UK for quality in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).
Why study with us Our students benefit from a friendly and supportive environment with modern teaching laboratories. All of our undergraduate courses have a common first year that allows you to transfer onto a different undergraduate course within the school. Our courses provide you with practical skills and the ability to solve reallife problems. We attract multi-million-pound funding for research projects, the most significant of which are from government and international space agencies.
Training and development Physics and astronomy degrees are for those who would like to discover the science behind the universe. All of our degree programmes are accredited by the Institute of Physics. Choosing an accredited degree will make it easier to obtain professional awards such as Chartered Physicist (CPhys) later in your career. We also offer the opportunity for a professional placement. You can take a year in industry as part of some of our degree programmes or you have the option of an exciting summer placement at home or abroad.
Graduate schemes Research in the school involves worldwide collaborations and the use of leadingedge national and international facilities. We provide supervision and/or research projects in a range of areas including gravitational physics, astronomy, condensed matter and photonics. Each year we have a range of PhD studentships on offer and we are the lead university for the Centre for Doctoral Training in Compound Semiconductor Manufacturing that offers fully funded studentships for selected students. There are also a range of funding opportunities for MSc students. Please visit our funding pages for more information. Students are also offered the opportunity to undertake demonstrating or marking duties for our undergraduate students.
HOW TO APPLY Postgraduates apply online at www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/ postgraduate/applying/how-to-apply. Undergraduates apply through UCAS
CLOSING DATE All year round
CONTACT Cardiff University School of Physics and Astronomy Queen’s Building The Parade Cardiff South Glamorgan CF24 3AA, Wales Tel +44 (0)29 208 76457 E-mail email@example.com www.cardiff.ac.uk/physics-astronomy
What we are looking for We welcome students to our undergraduate and postgraduate courses with a range of qualifications and achievements that demonstrate potential to benefit from our research-led learning and teaching.
Our Master’s Excellence Scholarship Scheme sees us investing up to a total of £500,000 in this high-value competitive scholarship scheme to support home and EU students who are planning to start an eligible Master’s programme in September 2020. The scholarships are each worth a minimum of £3000 and will be awarded in the form of a tuition-fee discount.
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