Physics at York

Physics at York

University of York

World leading research advancing the frontiers of technology.  Inspiring the next generation of physicists. 

As a subject Physics has defined the world we live in today and is at the forefront of shaping future world technologies, pushing boundaries in areas such as quantum computers and nuclear fusion.  Here at York our renowned research groups play a leading role on the national and international stage collaborating with major institutions and directly influencing our undergraduate teaching. 

This course will give you a flavour of what it’s like to study at one of the highest performing institutions in the UK.  This is your chance to explore fascinating Physics topics and be taught by world-leading experts in their fields. 

Our green campus offers a student-friendly setting within easy reach of the city centre.  Lively, full of culture and beautiful, York is regularly voted one of the best places to live and visit in the UK.

What will I be doing?

  • Find out about cutting-edge research with talks and lab tours

  • Attend university-style lectures

  • Experiment in our undergraduate laboratories

  • Use your physics and maths skills to solve problems

  • Complete a project with an academic research group

  • Investigate careers in Physics and get advice on degree courses and university applications

  • Meet our friendly student ambassadors

  • Experience life on the university campus

  • Explore the city of York

  • Participate in a range of evening social activities

Topics likely to be included are:

  • Plasma physics and fusion

  • Nuclear physics and astrophysics
  • Quantum communication technologies
  • Nanomaterials
  • Photonics
  • Biophysics

Would this course suit me?

If you’re interested in finding out more about studying Physics at university and would like the opportunity to work on real research topics with leading academics, this is the course for you. 

Course code: 
Course dates: 
Monday, July 15, 2019 - 14:00 to Friday, July 19, 2019 - 14:00
(4 nights residential). Please note these are provisional dates only which will be confirmed in due course.