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 the highest rating 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)
  • 13 September 2017

    Cassini’s end marks new beginnings for Saturn

    As the Cassini mission reaches its final stages, Dr Caitriona Jackman reflects on working with Cassini data since the start of her PhD

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  • 18 August 2017

    University small satellite moves one step...

    A miniature cube-shaped satellite built by students from the University of Southampton has won the backing of the European Space Agency (ESA) in its bid to improve space debris models.

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  • 10 August 2017

    National Student Survey highlights excellent...

    Students in Physics and Astronomy at the University of Southampton have demonstrated excellent satisfaction levels in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2017.

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  • RT : Welcome to all of our new Physics & Astronomy undergraduates! We look forward to meeting you all this year

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