The University of Southampton

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 high ratings 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.

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

Flagship Degrees

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.

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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

Welcome to Physics and Astronomy

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.

Mark Graham - MPhys Physics with Astronomy (with a Year Abroad)
  • 20 November 2017

    Data from dead satellite advances understanding...

    Scientists studying data from a ‘lost’ satellite mission have discovered vital information about superheated gases in a galaxy cluster 240 million light years from Earth.

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  • 17 November 2017

    Cosmic explosion challenges astronomers’...

    Evidence of an enormous explosion that occurred more than two billion years ago has revealed important information about the extreme environment in the central, hidden, part of galaxies.

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  • 8 November 2017

    Exploration of magnetic exchange springs...

    International research drawing upon expertise at the University of Southampton is set to influence a step change in data storage techniques.

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