The Department of Physics provides training for student physicists and offers three undergraduate majors, seven Master degrees (5 research oriented and 2 professional)  as well as preparation for the competitive exams for secondary school teaching in Physics. (CAPES and Agrégation) Its faculty members are involved in numerous undergraduate and graduate programs in collaboration with other departments at the University and the different engineering schools in the Lyon area within the framework, for example, of the Doctoral School of Physics and Astrophysics, the Doctoral School of Materials, or the Master of Sciences de la Matière.


Their teaching is constantly updated by the latest developments of research : the dual focus teaching-research, inherent in university activity, is a major preoccupation of the Department of Physics.