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We're proud to have achieved excellent results in the latest National Student Survey (2017). We rank first in the Russell Group for overall student satisfaction.
We consistently receive the highest rating for research which means our students learn from physicists and astronomers who are world leaders in their field. Importantly, we also offer a range of exciting and unique placement opportunities with partner organisations such as CERN and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.
Our four flagship programmes offer exciting research opportunities, including spending a year at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Boston, or CERN in Geneva.Find out more
Hear from current students and alumni on what they love about Physics and Astronomy at Southampton.
I want to take forward all that I have learnt in my degree and on my year abroad and continue researching in astronomy.
A large, international team of scientists, including academics from Physics and Astronomy and Mathematical Sciences at the University of Southampton, has directly detected gravitational waves – ripples in space and time – from the spectacular collision of two neutron stars. It marks the first time that a cosmic event has been viewed in both gravitational waves and light.Read More