Physics is the study of the laws of nature that govern the behaviour of the universe, from the very smallest scales of sub-atomic particles to the very largest in cosmology. It applies these laws to the solution of practical problems and to the development of new technologies.

Physicists engage a broad range of skills to undertake this work, and Physics is becoming increasingly interdisciplinary, as physicists work with mathematicians, engineers, chemists and biologists in order to understand and solve a wide range of problems confronting society.

The study of Physics also helps develop critical thinking and problem solving skills. There are diverse areas of specialisation within this area of study, including astrophysics, optoelectronics and nuclear science.

Studying Physics at UNSW

The study of Physics at UNSW is through the School of Physics. Please refer to the table below for a list of research programs available at UNSW.

Physics can be studied in the following Programs 

Program Code & Name Stream Type Stream
1001 Cotutelle Research PHYSBR1001
1890 Physics Research PHYSBR1890
2475 Science (MPhil) Research PHYSBR2475
2930 Physics Research PHYSBR2930

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