Delve deeper into the fundamental forces of nature and deliver specialised research that addresses the complex problems of today’s world.
At York, we're at the forefront of pioneering global research and technological advancement that has real-world impact. In collaboration with national and international partners, we investigate key areas, from fundamental particle research to designing next-generation fusion reactors.
Our well-established industrial links enable us to translate our research into solutions for societal challenges and maximise the impact of our work. With these links, we continuously engage in knowledge exchange and have seen many innovative products brought to fruition. We work collaboratively with industry leaders such as Seagate, JEOL, Toyota, Intel, AWE and Smith & Nephew. Through Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, we have worked with SMEs such as Kromek and MM Microwave. Our reputation in research has led to collaborations with major facilities including Diamond Light Source, CERN, FAIR facility and RIKEN.
Our taught Masters
Our research degrees
Our academics are working on a wide range of projects suitable for research students to join.
Why study physics at York?
Our physics research is ranked 13th in the UK according to the Times Higher Education’s ranking of the latest REF results (2021).
Committed to equality
We are proud to hold an Athena Swan Silver award in recognition of the work we do to support gender equality in science.
Come and visit us at an Open Day, explore our campus or chat to our students online. We host a range of events throughout the year including subject-specific events designed especially for people considering postgraduate study.
What attracted me most to my particular project was the opportunity to do some real hands-on science - that, and actually being able to generate a visible plasma!Michael, MSc Fusion Energy