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
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.
The University of Southampton has been celebrated as a national leader in student entrepreneurship after being named a runner-up in the 2017 Guardian University Awards for its Future Worlds startup incubator. Future Worlds was highlighted in a shortlist of three finalists for Entrepreneurship at a ceremony in London on Wednesday evening.Read More
A group of astronomers, including a team from the University of Southampton, have found evidence of a star that whips around a black hole about twice an hour. This may be the tightest orbital dance ever witnessed for a likely black hole and a companion star.Read More
Enquiring minds can lose themselves in over 120 hands-on activities, talks, shows and tours this Saturday at the University of Southampton’s 15th Science and Engineering Day.Read More