Physics and Astronomy

Physical scientists investigate how the world works.

Physics and Astronomy at UC has a large staff 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. In 2018 we will are offering the new Physics in Industry in Projects Scheme (PIPS) where final year students work on an industry project that has been defined by a client.

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