Physics is the study of everything around us, it is the fundamental of sciences.

Edinburgh is ranked 6th out of 42 Physics Departments in the UK by RAE 2008 -- the Top 5 Rankings are: Lancaster (1st); Cambridge, Nottingham and St Andrews (2nd=); and Bath (5th).

Top UK universities for Physics & Astronomy:

League Table 2010 (Top Ten):
1 Cambridge
2 Glasgow
3 Oxford
4 Durham
5 Imperial College
6 Sheffield
7 Birmingham
8 St Andrews
9 Southampton
10 Aberdeen

League Table 2006 (Top 20):
Rank, Name, Overall Score
1 Oxford 100
2 Cambridge 99.6
3 Warwick 99.5
4 Durham 97.9
5 Leeds 97.8
6 Manchester 96.2
7 Queens,Belfast 95.1
8 Swansea 94.5
9 Bristol 94.4
10 Surrey 94
11 Liverpool 93.8
12 Glasgow 93.4
13 Imperial Col 92.8
14 York 92
15 Nottingham 91.8
16 St Andrews 91.6
17 Bath 91.2
18 UCL 90.8
19 Edinburgh 90.5
20 Reading 90.2

Source: Times Good University Guide

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World University Ranking Tables

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