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)
  • 16 October 2017

    Scientists detect first gravitational waves...

    A large, international team of scientists, including academics from Physics and Astronomy and Mathematical Sciences at the University of Southampton, has directly detected gravitational waves – ripples in space and time – from the spectacular collision of two neutron stars. It marks the first time that a cosmic event has been viewed in both gravitational waves and light.

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  • 13 October 2017

    The Royal Society International Exchanges...

    Astrophysicists from the University of Southampton have taken an important ‘first step’ toward increased collaboration with partners in Argentina.

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  • 4 October 2017

    University launches new partnership for public...

    The University of Southampton has forged a new strategic partnership for public engagement with the Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium.

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  • RT : Great to have alumna Sophie back to talk about her experiences of St Anne's and how she's enjoying physics with mat…

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  • RT : New findings are still pouring in from , including these great images of an aurora and much more! >>…

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