Queen Mary, University of London’s Department of Physics has been ranked in the top 10 nationally. It is placed second in London and seventh nationwide in The Guardian’s annual university guide 2011. The Physics Department offers BSc and MSci degree programmes covering the key areas of Physics, Astrophysics, Particle Physics and Theoretical Physics, etc.

University of Chicago is also ranked in the top 10 nationally and internationally for its physics program. It is ranked No. 10 in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) in Physics (2009).

The Cornell University Department of Physics is one of the finest in the world, offering a full range of university-level work in physics, from general education courses for nonscientists to doctoral-level independent research. Cornell is also famous for its Nobel Prize-winning work in low-temperature physics and theoretical astrophysics. It is ranked 7th nationally in the USNWR physics program ranking and 9th internationally in the 2009 ARWU for the subject.

Top 10 UK Universities for Physics:
1 Oxford
2 Royal Holloway
3 St Andrews
4 Birmingham
5 Lancaster
6 Queen's, Belfast
7 Queen Mary
8 Imperial College
9 Hertfordshire
10 Sussex
Source: Guardian University Guide 2011

Top 10 US Universities for Physics:
1 California Institute of Technology
1 Harvard University
1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1 Stanford University
5 Princeton University
5 University of California--Berkeley
7 Cornell University
7 University of Chicago
9 University of Illinois--Urbana-Champaign
10 University of California--Santa Barbara
Source: US News & World Report 2011 (Best Graduate Schools)

* Suggested Reading: US Top Graduate Physics Programs

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek, Forbes
Australia - Good Universities Guide, Graduate Management Association of Australia
Canada - Maclean's Guide, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, THES, Webometrics, Newsweek
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