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Department of Physics

We offer a friendly and stimulating undergraduate environment and a rewarding postgraduate experience in leading-edge research.

Study Physics

Our undergraduate programmes will give you the training to succeed in your chosen career, from physics to health sciences and beyond.

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Our Research

Our high-profile researchers are active in a number of fields in pure and applied physics, with links to international groups and industry partners.

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We offer a wide range of degree programmes and have a vibrant community of postgraduate students and researchers.

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Our strong outreach programme seeks to engage with schoolteachers, alumni, and anyone interested in physics.

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The Dodd-Walls Centre

for Photonic and Quantum Technologies

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The DWC is a New Zealand Centre of Research Excellence with expertise in the science of light, from fundamental quantum physics to modern optical technologies.