Introduction by the Head of School

Professor Steve Mclaughlin, Head of School of Engineering and Physical Sciences introduces the School, giving an overview of the subject areas covered and the impressive facilities available for students.

Welcome to physics

Find out more about the physics department and our programmes. Learn about our courses, rankings and research, and meet our community in our video introduction for offer holders.

Tour our facilities

A student in the Quantum Photonics Laboratory, Edinburgh Campus

Take a 360 tour of our Physics, Photonics and Quantum Sciences facilities.

Virtual tour


Meet our students

Susan Chan

The staff-student ratio in Physics was a key factor influencing my decision to study here. From my time here, I have found that most lecturers in the department maintain an ‘open-door policy' so help and support is never too far away.

Susan Chan, BSc Physics