Higher education and research

The Institute promotes the interests of physics departments in universities:

  • Through its work with the Standing Conference of Physics Professors, the body which represents heads of physics departments in the UK and Ireland
  • Through its comprehensive web based guide to physics research in the UK, Research Fields in Physics, and its publication MSc and Postgraduate Diploma Courses in Physics and Related Areas
  • By maintaining a substantial database of statistics relating to physics education in the UK
  • By representing the views of the physics community when responding to government consultations into higher education
  • By publishing its own reports on issues of current concern
  • By monitoring the standard of undergraduate physics degrees through its degree accreditation programme.


Related information

Students

University Student Network

The network is run by student members of the Institute to act as a contact point for students and physics societies

Heads of Department booklet (PDF, 252 KB)

A guide to the Higher Education and Research department

Consultations and statistics

Events

IOP Groups

Publications: 2008

Research Fields in Physics

Research Fields in Physics

Research Fields in Physics presents details of research in physics undertaken at university physics departments in the UK and Ireland