Our distinctive MPhys Physics with Astronomy will build upon the MPhys Physics programme and give you a more advanced understanding of high-energy astronomy and the study of compact objects.
Key areas of study include:
- physics of the solar system
- stellar evolution
You will cover topics such as solar flares, white dwarfs, black holes and quasars.
In the second year, our top students have the opportunity to visit Tenerife for an intensive period of astronomical observation at the Izana Observatory.
In your final year, you will study specialist topics at an advanced level and to acquire key generic and research scientific skills. You will also get involved with cutting-edge research projects, which often involve working with the latest results from international observatories.
View the 2017/18 programme specification document for this course
View the 2018/19 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 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 Physics and Astronomy students are satisfied with the quality of their course (NSS 2016)
Our courses are accredited by the Institute of Physics