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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.

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 Supporter

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


We are part of the South East Physics Network

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)
  • 10 January 2017

    2017 Careers Fair shows continuing strong...

    Students at the University of Southampton already have an excellent record for their success in the jobs market, and with over 75 leading companies and organisations attending the 2017 Engineering and Technology Careers Fair on Tuesday 14 February, this looks set to continue.

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  • 9 January 2017

    Discover the universe at Stargazing Live

    See the stars either from our observatories or astrodomes at a special ‘Stargazing Live’ event for all the family

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  • 15 December 2016

    CGI company wants our physicists to work for them

    Representatives from Framestore, a company that works in Visual Effects and CGI animation, came to Southampton last month to try and convince our Physics undergraduates to come and work for them!

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