Our distinctive BSc Physics programme will provide you with a rigorous education in modern physics.
You will learn the core tools of relativity, quantum mechanics and electromagnetism, and how these theories can describe the universe precisely, from galaxies to subatomic particles. You will also push the boundaries of design of materials and technology, from nanotechnology and superconductivity to photonics.
You will develop problem-solving skills through problem-solving classes and micro-projects, in which you will design your own experiments.
Key areas of study include:
- planetary dynamics
- light as an electro-magnetic wave
- quantum mechanics
- quantum theories of matter and atoms
- nuclear and particle physics
View the 2017/18 programme specification document for this course
View the 2018/19 programme specification document for this course
Our BSc Physics is accredited by the Institute of Physics.
Students undertake three years of study. Each year there are compulsory modules. However, the degree has been designed to maximise student choice by allowing you to tailor the degree structure to suit your own interests.
All undergraduate applications for Physics and Astronomy should be made online through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).
Find out how to apply and get further details about UCAS' website, phone and contact details.
Southampton is ranked in the top 15 universities for Physics and Astronomy in the UK by The Guardian University Guide 2017, The Times Good University Guide 2017 and The Complete University Guide 2017
We are in the UK top 10 and top 100 in the world for Physics and Astronomy (QS World Rankings 2016)
100 per cent of our Physics and Astronomy research has been rated world leading or internationally excellent for its impact on society (REF 2014)
We are first in the Russell Group for student satisfaction – 96 per cent of students are satisfied with the quality of their course (NSS 2016)
Our courses are accredited by the Institute of Physics