We’re exploring the fundamental laws of the universe and developing pioneering technologies. We look beyond our planet to tackle global challenges – from climate change to meeting energy demands.

Apply online for one of our courses

We’re now accepting applications through UCAS for 2015 entry to our range of three and four year undergraduate courses.

Apply now>
Sounds of the Cosmos

Sounds of the Cosmos

In a unique collaboration for the University's Festival of The Mind, Professor Paul Crowther and the Sheffield Rep Orchestra took audiences on a musical journey through space.

Find out more>

Physicists fight against infectious disease

Professor Jamie Hobbs and Dr Ashley Cadby are applying their technical expertise to help fight off the global threat of infectious disease through the University's new Imagine: Imaging Life project.

Learn more>
Students at telescope

Study with us

Discover the laws of the universe alongside inspirational scientists. Our students study in a global classroom that stretches from Sheffield to CERN.

Undergraduate courses> Field trips> OpenPlus: a flexible way to study physics>

World-class research

Our researchers are finding new planets and developing cutting-edge technologies. We offer world-class PhD training to some of the most talented new physicists.

Our research> Postgraduate opportunities> Spray-on solar cells research>
Spray-on solar cells


We develop solutions that solve major industrial challenges. Read about some of our projects on the Sheffield Science Gateway website.

Carbon capture technology – case study> Storing solar energy at home – case study> Radio-chromatography detectors – case study>