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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.

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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We are part of the South East Physics Network

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We are working to address the under-representation of women in university physics

Athena SWAN

We are tackling gender inequality in science and engineering

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)
  • 12 August 2016

    Physics and Astronomy tops the Russell Group in...

    Physics and Astronomy top the Russell Group universities for overall student satisfaction, in the latest National Student Survey 2016.

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  • 11 August 2016

    Join us for an evening of science - meet the...

    Physicists from the University of Southampton and across the South East are inviting the local community to join them for an evening of science at the Winchester Discovery Centre on Tuesday 30 August

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  • 29 July 2016

    Southampton Researchers Win GRADnet Challenge

    Earlier this year, GRADnet launched its Entrepreneurship in Action Challenge tailored for Physics PGRs in SEPnet to get involved. As part of the Challenge, SEPnet institutions were invited to form teams of PGR researchers to compete to be the most entrepreneurial physics department in SEPnet.

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