Physics & Space Science
Is your passion is theoretical, computational, mathematical or astronomical physics? Study at the University of Adelaide and learn to solve cutting-edge problems at the forefront of these fields.
By studying alongside our leading researchers, world-class educators and industry partners, you’ll develop the skills a professional scientist needs. Graduate with an adaptable mindset and the expertise to tackle critical world challenges.
Start your career at South Australia's #1 university for physics* and with a uni ranked in the top 150 of the world for physics and astronomy.**
In any life choice there's two main decision makers: your head and your heart. It's no different as you decide what, and where, you'll study.
At the University of Adelaide, you can satisfy your head AND heart.
Have it all. HERE and NOW.
Study and career options
Along with a focus on astronomy and space science, you will develop a strong foundation in physics. There’s also flexibility for you to supplement learning with a choice of other science subjects, geoscience and mathematically based work.
Gain direct access to professionals in the fields of space science and astrophysics. Gain opportunities to take part in project work with established scientists. This is the #1 degree in South Australia for astronomical and space sciences research.
Learn to solve cutting-edge problems at the forefront of physics. Learn sophisticated high-performance computing techniques required for the solution of high-level problems in theoretical, computational and mathematical physics.
You’ll learn to program parallel supercomputers using state-of-the-art computer languages, and gain high-demand mathematical and computational skills.
Undergraduate physics degrees
Choose a major in:
|Bachelor of Applied Data Analytics (Physics) - NEW|
|Bachelor of Science (Space Science & Astrophysics)|
|Honours Degree of Bachelor of Science in High Performance Computational Physics|
Undergraduate level research
- Bachelor of Science (Advanced)
- Honours Degree of Bachelor of Science
- Honours Degree of Bachelor of Science (Direct entry)
- Honours Degree of Bachelor of Science (Advanced) (Direct entry)
- Honours Degree of Bachelor of Science in High Performance Computational Physics
Higher degree by research
Student and graduate stories
*Shanghai Ranking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2020 - Physics
**QS World University Rankings by Subject for Physics and Astronomy, 2020
Whether you're still at high school or planning to join us mid-year, taking a break from study or rethinking your career path, come chat with us at our STEM Careers Night.
You and your parents are invited to join us on campus on Tuesday 18 May to see what’s available in the world of STEM.