The School of the Physical Sciences is one of the six Schools in the University of Cambridge and is comprised of the following Departments:
- Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP)
- Institute of Astronomy
- Department of Chemistry
- Department of Earth Sciences
- Department of Geography (including the Scott Polar Research Institute)
- Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy
- Issac Newton Institute of Mathematical Sciences
- Department of Physics (Cavendish Laboratory)
- Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics (DPMMS)
The School is responsible for allocating core funds to departments and for providing a broad strategic focus across its constituent departments in a number of areas including research activity, undergraduate and graduate education, estate needs, fundraising and human resources. As part of the University’s annual planning cycle, the School prepares a financial and academic plan which sets out strategic objectives and determines budgets and the flow of resources to departments. The School manages a wide range of administrative activities and projects across its departments and works alongside other Schools in furthering interdisciplinary research.
The School has around 1400 staff of all categories, over 3000 students, and an annual budget of over £100 million.