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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 ranked fourth in the Russell Group for satisfaction with course and teaching (Guardian University Guide, 2020) 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.
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.Find out more
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.
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.