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Best Global Universities for Physics Degree by QS

Review best universities & colleges for Physics degree ranked by QS

Different agencies use different metrics to evaluate universities around the world, however the most common factors are : a) Academic achievements b) Employability c) Educational process d) Research facilities e) International outlook as to number of international students and faculty f) Citation by each faculty g) Student Faculty ratio etc.

Subject ranking is conducted every year by QS, many ranking indicators such as Global research reputation, Regional research reputation, subject publications, subject books, International collaboration & total citations data is computed for subject ranking.

Physics

Physics is one of the major sciences that deals with mathematical analysis of quantitative physical laws that govern the exerted and resultant forces by the fundamental constituents of the universe. Graduates in physics can take their career in the direction they desire by specializing in astrophysics, medical physics, theoretical physics or nuclear physics. A typical physics professional would be found curing cancer with the help of radiation therapy, managing nuclear power plant, or gazing at the stars. However, many of them will be researchers across multiple industries including automotive industry, aerospace technology, education, public and healthcare sectors, and information technology.

Various Major under Physics

Never ending content and scope in science has led to many budding branches in physics. The major branches are however considered to be classical physics, modern physics, nuclear physics, atomic physics, geophysics, biophysics, mechanics – classical and quantum, acoustics, optics, thermodynamics, and astrophysics while popular majors related to physics include general physical sciences, material sciences, atmospheric sciences and meteorology, and geological and earth sciences.

Career opportunities for Physics

Many streams including science, technology, engineering, education, research and development, business and many more offer promising career if you are a physics graduate. Some of the profiles include 1) Geophysicist 2) Nuclear Engineer 3) Data Analyst 4) Technical author 5) Research scientist 6) Patent attorney 7) Medical Physicist 8) Environmental Scientist 9) Ergonomist 10) Nano Scientist 11) Materials Specialist 12) Chartered Physicist 13) Meteorologist 14) Radiation Protection Practitioner 15) Acoustic Consultant

Below is a list of top Physics Universities sorted by QS

1
QS
13
US News
30
Shanghai
-
Financial Times
-
Guardian
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

United States of America

2
QS
1
US News
1
Shanghai
-
Financial Times
-
Guardian
University of California Berkeley

University of California Berkeley

United States of America

3
QS
3
US News
4
Shanghai
-
Financial Times
-
Guardian
University of Oxford

University of Oxford

United Kingdom

3
QS
11
US News
20
Shanghai
-
Financial Times
-
Guardian
California Institute of Technology

California Institute of Technology

United States of America

5
QS
6
US News
5
Shanghai
-
Financial Times
-
Guardian
Harvard University

Harvard University

United States of America

6
QS
4
US News
7
Shanghai
-
Financial Times
-
Guardian
7
QS
9
US News
17
Shanghai
-
Financial Times
-
Guardian
University of Washington

University of Washington

United States of America

8
QS
17
US News
16
Shanghai
-
Financial Times
-
Guardian
Princeton University

Princeton University

United States of America

9
QS
8
US News
8
Shanghai
-
Financial Times
-
Guardian
Columbia University

Columbia University

United States of America

10
QS
12
US News
21
Shanghai
-
Financial Times
-
Guardian
Stanford University

Stanford University

United States of America

10
QS
2
US News
2
Shanghai
-
Financial Times
-
Guardian
12
QS
100
US News
28
Shanghai
-
Financial Times
-
Guardian
University of Leeds

University of Leeds

United Kingdom

13
QS
480
US News
-
Shanghai
-
Financial Times
5
Guardian
University of Bristol

University of Bristol

United Kingdom

14
QS
123
US News
76-100
Shanghai
-
Financial Times
28
Guardian
University of Colorado Boulder

University of Colorado Boulder

United States of America

15
QS
38
US News
13
Shanghai
-
Financial Times
-
Guardian
Utrecht University

Utrecht University

Netherlands

15
QS
348
US News
101-150
Shanghai
-
Financial Times
-
Guardian
University of California San Diego

University of California San Diego

United States of America

17
QS
72
US News
76-100
Shanghai
-
Financial Times
-
Guardian
Yale University

Yale University

United States of America

18
QS
17
US News
50
Shanghai
-
Financial Times
-
Guardian
University of California Los Angeles

University of California Los Angeles

United States of America

19
QS
34
US News
51-75
Shanghai
-
Financial Times
-
Guardian
20
QS
7
US News
3
Shanghai
-
Financial Times
-
Guardian
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