The School of the Physical Sciences is one of the six Schools in the University of Cambridge and is comprised of the following Departments:
- Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP)
- Earth Sciences
- Geography (including the Scott Polar Research Institute)
- Institute of Astronomy
- Issac Newton Institute of Mathematical Sciences
- Materials Science and Metallurgy
- Physics (Cavendish Laboratory)
- Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics (DPMMS)
The School is responsible for allocating core funds to departments and provides 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, determines budgets as well as 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 to further interdisciplinary research.
The School has over 1500 members of staff, over 3000 students and an annual budget of over £100 million.