All programmes are based on a core physics curriculum. As well as studying our core physics courses you can choose two options a year including the option courses on our specialist MPhys degree programmes.
A key outcome is a project in your final year. You will work on the project with one of your peers and have access to the expertise of a nominated member of academic staff at the top of their profession.
You don’t have to choose between the three-year course and the four-year course when you first enrol. However, we generally recommend that you enrol initially for the four-year MPhys.
Whichever programme you choose you will gain a solid understanding and knowledge of the main areas of physics.
The MPhys Physics programme includes the following degree programmes:
View the programme specification document for this course
Our MPhys Physics programmes are accredited by the Institute of Physics
Students undertake four 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 20 universities for Physics and Astronomy in the UK by The Guardian University Guide 2016, The Times Good University Guide and The Complete University Guide 2015
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)
97 per cent of students were satisfied with the quality of their course (NSS 2015)
Our courses are accredited by the Institute of Physics