The University of Southampton

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.

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

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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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)
  • 23 June 2017

    Southampton astronomer has asteroid named in...

    Professor Malcolm Coe has had an asteroid named in his honour, in recognition of his decades of contributions to the field of astronomy.

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  • 24 May 2017

    Data intensive science to be advanced in...

    A new Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) will train postgraduate students to explore the untapped potential of big data and drive applications across a spectrum of industries.

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  • 30 March 2017

    Pioneering Future Worlds startup incubator is...

    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.

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