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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 energy needs.

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Your degree in physics and astronomy

Study the science behind everything from lasers and particles, to music and computers, to galaxies and the solar system. Spend a year abroad or working in industry.

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Funding your PhD

The University of Sheffield has £8 million to fund PhD students who really shine. If you're among the brightest and best in your field we want to hear from you.

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Scientists discover new insight into nature's own Death Star beams

Scientists have moved a step closer to understanding nature’s own Star Wars Death Star beams – ultra powerful jets of energy that shoot out from the vicinity of black holes.

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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.

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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.

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Partnerships

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

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