Physics is the
study of the laws of nature that govern the behaviour of the universe,
from the smallest sub-atomic particles to the universe itself.
It applies these laws to the solution of practical and theoretical
problems and to the development of new technologies. Studying
Physics will prove valuable whether you follow a scientific career
or are simply interested in understanding how the world around
of Physics at UNSW teaches both undergraduate and postgraduate
degrees. Undergraduate students can study physics through a Bachelor
of Science or Bachelor of Science (Advanced Science) degree or
through combined degrees with Arts, Commerce, Education, Engineering
or Laws. We teach postgraduate research degrees; both a PhD and
Masters in Science by research are available, as is the Master
of Philosophy degree. We also offer a postgraduate coursework
program in Photonics and Optoelectronics which can be studied
on campus at UNSW, or via distance. Our Graduate Diplomas in Physics
or Physics Research Techniques are designed for students needing
to upgrade their undergraduate qualifications before beginning
a research degree.
School of Physics at UNSW is one of the largest in Australia.
Staff in the School conduct world-class research in five departments
(Astrophysics; Biophysics; Condensed Matter Physics; Environmental
and Applied Physics; and Theoretical Physics). The School also
hosts the ARC Centre for Quantum Computer Technology. Many of
the academic staff have also won teaching awards. We have 26 academic
staff, approximately 50 research-only staff and 50 postgraduate
research students. The School of Physics at UNSW is a dynamic
environment in which to study physics.
from overseas institutions may be interested in coming to UNSW
for one or two sessions as an exchange student. There are exchange
programs for students wanting to study undergraduate courses,
and for those wanting to gain research experience.
information about studying at UNSW can be found by the links on
this webpage, or by contacting the Physics