We are recognised as one of the best places in the world to study physics and astronomy. We love working with our enthusiastic students and take great pride in the quality of our teaching.
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.
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.Find out more
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.
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!Read More