Physical Sciences, The University of Hull admin 2020-08-21 News, Science, University The University of Hull is over 80 years old and developed from University College Hull (opened in 1928), receiving its Royal Charter on 6 September 1954. The total student population at the University of Hull is approximately 20,000 across Hull and Scarborough campuses. Over 2,000 postgraduate students come from more than 50 countries worldwide, and our overseas students are supported by a dedicated International Office. The National Student Survey (SS) has ranked the University in the top ten mainstream English Universities for five successive years. 93.7% of the University’s UK graduates obtain jobs or go on to further full-time study within six months of graduating. Hull has been consistently ranked among the top universities for graduate employability. The University of Hull has a distinguished tradition of innovative and internationally recognised research, from the production of the first viable liquid-crystal technology to the development of a revolutionary bone density scanner for detecting osteoporosis (both listed in Eureka UK’s list of “100 discoveries and developments in UK universities that have changed the world”). DEPARTMENTS Physical Sciences in Hull host the Higher Education Academy Physical Sciences Centre, a National Teaching Fellow and three recipients of Royal Society of Chemistry Teaching Awards. We are also the home of world-class research, for which we received an RSC Chemical Landmark Award in 2005. Rapid advances in technology, medical care and crime detection demonstrate the unique importance of the physical sciences to our lives. It is only through the imagination of scientists that our quality of life will continue to improve during the 21st century. For example, there will be strong demand for skilled chemical scientists of all specialities across the world to be involved in developing better drugs and improved materials, and in ensuring a cleaner environment. A degree in physical sciences not only trains you for a job in science, in research or industry, but also develops your problem-solving ability, your computer skills and the way in which you tackle real problems. These skills are the most prized in the employment market, whether you choose a career in science or in one of a wide range of commercial areas. The Departments of Physics and Chemistry offer the following MPhys and MChem degree courses at Undergraduate level that are accredited by the Institute of Physics and the Royal Society of Chemistry respectively. We also offer a truly interdisciplinary Pharmaceutical Sciences programme (MPharmSci) in conjunction with Biological Sciences: Physics (MPhys) Applied Physics (MPhys) Physics with Astrophysics (MPhys) Physics with Nanotechnology (MPhys) Chemistry (MChem) Chemistry with Forensic Science and Toxicology (MChem) Chemistry with Analytical Science and Toxicology (MChem) Chemistry with Molecular Medicine (MChem) Chemistry with Nanotechnology (MChem) Pharmaceutical Sciences (MPharmSci) We also offer taught MSc level postgraduate programmes and PhD level research degrees: Physics (MSc) Chemistry (MSc) Chemistry with Biological Chemistry (MSc) Analytical and Forensic Chemistry (MSc) Chemistry with Nanotechnology (MSc) We have some of the best-developed research links and industrial collaborations of any physical sciences department in the UK, including projects with local, regional, national and international chemical companies such as AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Merck KGaA, QinetiQ and Reckitt Benckiser. The department’s research is also commercially exploited in terms of patents, licensing and spin-out companies such as Kingston Chemicals, Sporomex and Chemtrix. We also operate an industrial placement year as an optional supplement to our undergraduate degree programmes. RESEARCH The University has a cohesive research culture which addresses complex scientific problems at the interfaces between the disciplines. The staff are organised into four core research themes. Nanotechnology and Materials, Miniaturising Chemistry and Molecules for Health cover traditional areas (inorganic, physical, organic and analytical chemistry) plus new areas such as nanotechnology and chemometrics. A fourth theme relates to physics research into laser ablation and micromachining and the modelling of semiconductor materials. This has direct relevance to engineering devices for chemical, electronic and medical use. 95% of research in Physical Sciences is rated as being of “an international standard” in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise. The Chemistry and Physics departments have an extensive range of laboratories and scientific, computing and technical services. More than £3 million of investment in recent years means that state-of-art facilities and equipment, and a well-stocked library are available to our researchers. Recent additions include a widebore 500 MHz nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer, suitable for biological and materials studies, customised mass spectrometry and analytical facilities, and a staffed facility for fabrication of microfluidic devices. The department also has access to clean-room facilities and a state-of-the art microscopy suite including SEM, TEM, atomic force microscopy, confocal fluorescence and Raman microscopes. All MSc courses and undergraduate degree programmes (final year) offer a cutting edge research project working alongside the academic researchers. Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.