School of Physical Sciences

Master's Programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Engineering & Technology (1)




  • Royal Charter granted
  • First 500 students enrol
  • Launch of University of Kent at Canterbury radio (UKCR) - the oldest student radio station in the UK. Still broadcasting today as and run entirely by student volunteers


The School is part of the Faculty of Sciences and offers a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate taught and research programmes in Chemistry, Forensic Science and Physics. SPS will welcome its first cohort of Chemistry undergraduates in 2013. A number of our programmes also offer opportunities to study abroad, after which students are able to acquire employment prospects both within and outside the UK.


The School of Physical Sciences offers research programmes which lead to Doctorate (PhD) or Masters (MSc) degrees with a range of cutting-edge research projects available in Astrophysics, Chemistry, Forensics, Physics and Space (see below for example projects). The supervisors are world leaders and the projects are chosen and fine-tuned to maximise the benefits and impact to the student as well as to society, culture and the economy.


The School of Physical Sciences has a strong commitment to ensuring we provide courses that offer students employability once they have completed their studies. Graduates from the School have an excellent employment record with 85% of them employed or in education 6 months after graduation.

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GSSA 2021

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Student Life

Campus life

The School of Physical Sciences is situated in the refurbished Ingram building on the Canterbury Campus which has had over £8.5m investment over the past few years.

Student clubs

  • Chemistry Society
  • Forensic Society
  • Physics Society
  • SpaceSoc

Canterbury, England, United Kingdom

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