Physics and Astronomy

Physical scientists investigate how the world works.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy is one of the largest in the University and offers two programmes unique within New Zealand: A Bachelor of Science in Astronomy and a variety of postgraduate qualifications in Medical Physics.

Physics and Astronomy are dynamic fields within science and researchers in the two disciplines have paved the way for much of the modern, high technology society we enjoy. Our teaching and research areas are diverse and we boast many international links, offering research students in particular an extensive network and career opportunities.

Physics and Astronomy graduates have a wide range of problem-solving skills and their adaptability makes them sought after by employers. 

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