Physics, Astronomy, Space Science and Astrophysics applicant

Studying at Kent, you'll be part of a diverse, supportive and inspiring community. Taught by inspirational academics, working at the cutting-edge of research, you'll get hands on experience and help build a better tomorrow. Physics degrees open a world of opportunities, and with 87% of our Physics students in graduate-level jobs or further study 15 months after graduation (the Guardian University Guide 2022) Kent is the place to realise your potential. Find out more about joining our world - from attending a virtual open event or an applicant day, to hearing what our current students love about Kent.

Visit us

We're really excited to welcome you to Canterbury! There are a number of ways that you can visit our stunning campus, from Open Days and Applicant Days, to campus tours and self-guided tours.

Our next Open Days will take place in October and November and you'll be able to book these nearer the time  

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Open Days 

  • Saturday 8 October 2022
  • Saturday 22 October 2022
  • Saturday 19 November 2022

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Why study at Kent?

Learn more about Physics, Astronomy, Space Sciences and Astrophysics at Kent  - from our fantastic facilities and inspirational teaching led by world-leading research, to a supportive environment with excellent careers support and student experience.     

  We also offer:   

  • A year in industry or a professional placement. 
  • Year in a language, data analysis, a foundation year, or our MPhys Course. 
  • Access to our very own Beacon Observatory with optical telescope. 
  • Access to the South East Physics Network (SEPnet) which offers summer internships.

Hear from our students

Find out more about our range of degrees, including the chance to study abroad for a year or complete a professional placement directly from our staff and students via our YouTube channel and online chat service.   

Hear from Postgraduate student, Henry Sheehy about his ongoing research within the Physics of Quantum Materials Group at the University of Kent  

It’s good to talk

If you would like to chat to one of our students, why not get in touch via Unibuddy. You can also contact our Admissions Officer to ask any questions you have from our programmes and clearing to how we will confirm places at Kent.