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Physics & Astronomy courses look at what makes the universe tick. Taking this degree course could lead to a range of careers, including scientific research and technological development. The best universities for Physics & Astronomy in the UK are ranked below, and these rankings include courses on Astrophysics, Quantum Theory, and Space Science. When using our Physics & Astronomy league table to find the top universities for Physics & Astronomy in the UK, you can see how different courses measure up based on the factors most important to you. You can filter our rankings by region, entry standards, student satisfaction, graduate prospects, and more, to then help you to choose the right course and university for you.

Physics & Astronomy courses look at what makes the universe tick. Taking this degree course could lead to a range of careers, including scientific research and technological development. The best universities for Physics & Astronomy in the UK are ranked below, and these rankings include courses on Astrophysics, Quantum Theory, and Space Science. When using our Physics & Astronomy league table to find the top universities for Physics & Astronomy in the UK, you can see how different courses measure up based on the factors most important to you. You can filter our rankings by region, entry standards, student satisfaction, graduate prospects, and more, to then help you to choose the right course and university for you.

Physics & Astronomy courses look at what makes the universe tick. Taking this degree course could lead to a range of careers, including scientific research and technological development. The best universities for Physics & Astronomy in the UK are ranked below, and these rankings include courses on Astrophysics, Quantum Theory, and Space Science. When using our Physics & Astronomy league table to find the top universities for Physics & Astronomy in the UK, you can see how different courses measure up based on the factors most important to you. You can filter our rankings by region, entry standards, student satisfaction, graduate prospects, and more, to then help you to choose the right course and university for you.

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How satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.
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