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Physics and Astronomy at Southampton is rated 4th in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2017) and top within the Russell Group for overall satisfaction (NSS 2016).

We consistently receive the highest rating for research which means our students learn from physicists and astronomers who are world leaders in their field.

Find out why we're one of the best places in the world to study Physics and Astronomy

Flagship Degrees

These programmes offer the opportunity to spend a year at the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, or the world renowned CERN particle physics laboratory in Geneva.

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Athena SWAN

We are tackling gender inequality in science and engineering

IoP Juno Practitioner

We are working to address the under-representation of women in university physics


We are part of the South East Physics Network

Student life

Southampton is a leading UK research university with outstanding facilities, exceptional teaching, great accommodation and excellent sport and social amenities.

I want to take forward all that I have learnt in my degree and on my year abroad and continue researching in astronomy.

Mark Graham - MPhys Physics with Astronomy (with a Year Abroad)
  • 22 February 2017

    Musical quantum cats shortlisted for film...

    Dr De Liberato's quantum mechanics video is in the running to win an international short film festival.

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  • 10 February 2017

    Physics and Astronomy commended for increasing...

    The Institute of Physics (IoP) has awarded Juno Practitioner status to the University of Southampton’s department of Physics and Astronomy.

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  • 9 February 2017

    Southampton physicist named Outstanding Referee...

    Senior Researcher Andy O’Bannon has been selected as an Outstanding Referee for exceptional work in the assessment of manuscripts published in Physical Review journals.

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