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The School of Physics, Engineering and Technology offers a wide range of online and in-person activities for the public, families, and school students from age seven upwards.

Free online courses

Frontier physics, future technologies

By studying the properties of energy and matter, physicists aim to explain the many mysteries of the universe. In this course, you’ll explore areas of cutting-edge physics research and how these can reveal the fundamental nature of the universe. You’ll look at real-world problems where current physics research is helping to develop solutions to some of humanity’s most pressing issues. From fusion as an energy source to medical diagnostics, you'll discover future technologies being developed now.

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Engineering the future: creating the amazing

Explore how the disciplines of maths, biology, computing and physics blend with creative thinking and people skills to produce cutting edge real-world engineering projects that cross disciplinary boundaries. The course will give examples of how studying engineering at York equips you with ideas, opportunities and skills needed to change the world by creating amazing technology! 

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