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School of Physics, Engineering and Technology

Frontier research, future technologies

Welcome to our School. We bring physicists and engineers together to push the frontiers of knowledge, foster innovation and meet the grand challenges facing society.

Our aim is to develop new technologies that work for the public good, in an environment where everyone can thrive.

Study with us

Our courses in Physics and Engineering provide you with the skills to solve problems across all spheres.

This means you'll be set up to succeed across a diverse range of careers.

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Research and innovation

We apply expertise in fundamental physics and engineering to drive innovation in science and technology.

Our well-established industry links translate our research into solutions to real-world problems. Our doors are open to new collaborations.

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Public and schools outreach

We offer a wide range of activities for the public, families and school students of all ages.

Explore the mysteries of the universe at our observatory, the Astrocampus. Delve into nuclear physics using Lego. Take part in hands-on engineering workshops, and much more.

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Our research community

At York, we don’t just observe change; we’re a catalyst for it. Our remarkable research community drives changes that improve the world around us.

Inspired by the possibilities of science fiction and a desire to help make people’s lives better, read how Thomas Krauss (Professor of Photonics) is developing health technology that will improve the lives of people in the world equitably.

Read an interview with Thomas

UK Top 20

for Physics and Astronomy in the QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2023

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