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Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering

This department encompasses all of our work in Mathematics, Statistics and Physics including Astrophysics, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Energy, Smart Materials, Microelectronics and Communications.  



  • Ranked 25th in the UK for research power in engineering in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework, with 90% of our research outputs rated as world-leading or internationally excellent.

  • Ranked in the world top-250 for Engineering and Technology in the Times Higher Education's World University subject rankings 2022.

  • Our Mathematics programmes have been ranked in the top 30 in the country in the most recent Guardian and Times university guides.

  • Ranked in the top 25 in the UK for Electronic and Electrical Engineering in The Guardian University Guide 2022

  • External funders of our research include Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC), Medical Research Council (MRC), Leverhulme Trust, US Air Force, and Horizon2020.
  • Part of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) MAGIC network, a consortium of 20 UK universities, offering research students the opportunity to take part in keynote lectures and events exploring mathematics.
  • Continuous accreditation over the last 30 years from the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) for our Electrical Engineering courses. Our Physics courses are accredited by the Institute of Physics (IOP).
  • Sectoral Employer Advisory Board includes Akzo Nobel, Balfour Beatty, Caterpillar, BAE Systems, British Engines, Laing O’Rourke, Mott MacDonald, Nissan, Parsons Brinckerhoff and Wilmott Dixon.
  • We attract students from around the world, including China, India, Pakistan and the Middle East, with collaborative ventures in teaching with China and Malaysia and strong international research collaborations across Europe, Africa, Asia and the USA.
  • Benefitting from a £6.7m capital investment (HEFCE STEM) including a new Scanning Electron Microscope, Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometer and 3D printing facilities, in addition to existing specialist laboratories, including Smart Materials and Surfaces, Mathematical Modelling, Optical Communications and Microwave Technology.
  • Strong links with industrial partners and an excellent record of securing and delivering Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs), Research and Development collaborative bids and contract research.
  • Addressing equality and diversity through support of the London Mathematical Society’s Good Practice Scheme, the Institute of Physics’ Project Juno, Athena Swan and Northumbria University’s NUSTEM project.
  • Our Astrophysics research is part of the Science & Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) funded UK Partnership in the $300m Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST) with the US National Science Foundation (NSF), National Solar Observatory (NSO), NASA and Lockheed-Martin.


Mathematics, Physics & Electrical Engineering Courses

With a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate and distance learning Mathematics, Physics & Electrical Engineering courses, whatever you want to get out of university, let us show you why you want Northumbria University, Newcastle!


Mathematics, Physics & Electrical Engineering Staff

Our Mathematics, Physics & Electrical Engineering students learn from the best – inspirational academic staff with a genuine passion for their subject. Our courses are at the forefront of current knowledge and practice and are shaped by world-leading and internationally excellent research.

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