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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

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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)
  • 21 October 2016

    Nanoantenna lighting-rod effect produces fast...

    A team of scientists, led by the University of Southampton, have produced a fast nanoscale optical transistor using gold nanoantenna assisted phase transition.

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  • 4 October 2016

    Trio of subjects feature in Times Higher rankings

    The Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering, is celebrating well-earned recognition in the Times Higher Education (THE) Subject Rankings 2016-2017, for the quality of its programmes.

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  • 30 September 2016

    Nobel Prize winner public lecture: Frontiers of...

    The Southampton Theory, Astrophysics and Gravitation (STAG) Research Centre has a history of inviting Nobel Prize winners to deliver its annual public lecture. On Wednesday 26 October, the 2004 Nobel Laureate for Physics, Professor David Gross, will deliver the 2016 STAG Public Lecture, entitled The Frontiers of Fundamental Physics.

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