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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 Supporter

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)
  • 18 November 2016

    IOP Christmas Lecture 2016 - Extreme Astronomy:...

    Darren Baskill discusses his perspective on making astronomical observations in harsh conditions using the UK Infra-Red Telescope (UKIRT) on Mauna Kea in Hawaii. You will also get to witness his amazing astrophotography and get some tips on taking great photos of the night sky!

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  • 2 November 2016

    Important step forward for the development of...

    The Laboratory for Inorganic Colloidal Nanocrystals and Applications Group have developed an important step forward for new types of smart nanotechnological drugs

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  • 21 October 2016

    Nanoantenna lightning-rod effect produces fast...

    A team of scientists, led by the University of Southampton, have produced a fast nanoscale optical transistor using gold nanoantenna assisted phase transition.

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