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In Physics and Astronomy at Southampton we are passionate about educating the next generation of physicists and proud of our world-leading research. We’re 3rd in the UK for graduate career prospects in the Guardian University Guide 2021, and 100% of our research is rated world leading or internationally excellent for its impact on society (REF, 2014).
“An inspiring and friendly department, located in a fantastically serene and beautiful campus! What better place to be and enjoy studying!”
MPhys Physics with Astronomy, third year
Find out why we’re one of the best places in the UK to study physics.
Third-year student Sai talks about his experiences.
Immerse yourself in cutting-edge research on one of our exciting flagship degrees. Join a prestigious global organisation as part of your degree, such as CERN or Harvard, and work alongside leaders in the field.Find out more
I chose to study at Southampton because the University offers a flagship degree course for top performers to spend a year abroad at CERN.
Centres of Excellence
Researchers from across Engineering and Physical Sciences are addressing national and global challenges in four new Centres of Excellence. These Centres are cross-disciplinary and will forge new links that transform the research landscape.
CDCES is developing smarter, greener and more efficient processes for the discovery and manufacture of new chemicals and materials.
FHC is dedicated to developing digital technologies that will help people to communicate better.
IRIS is the world’s only research hub dedicated to developing intelligent, connected, self-powered sensing systems.
RE4EM is accelerating the development of sustainable, interconnected electric transport systems.
Imaging experts from the University of Southampton are supporting the development of an ultra-low noise camera designed for applications in optical astronomy and medical imaging.Read More
Physicists from the University of Southampton have praised the "tremendous and well-deserved" share of this year's Nobel Prize for Physics for Professor Sir Roger Penrose.Read More