The University of Southampton

We're proud to have achieved excellent results in the latest National Student Survey (2017). We rank first in the Russell Group for overall student satisfaction.  

We consistently receive high ratings for research which means our students learn from physicists and astronomers who are world leaders in their field. Importantly, we also offer a range of exciting and unique placement opportunities with partner organisations such as CERN and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

Find out why we're one of the best places in the world to study physics and astronomy

Flagship Degrees

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.

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Athena SWAN

We are tackling gender inequality in science and engineering

IoP Juno Practitioner

We are working to address the under-representation of women in university physics


We are part of the South East Physics Network

Welcome to Physics and Astronomy

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.

Mark Graham - MPhys Physics with Astronomy (with a Year Abroad)
  • 15 December 2017

    Astronomers gain new insight into ‘feeding...

    Starving white dwarf stars gain mass in magnetically controlled bursts, according to new scientific research.

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  • 4 December 2017

    Southampton physicist scoops prize at SEPnet...

    Physics student Madalina Mironiuc was commended for a productive industry placement exploring holography at the SEPnet Students’ Expo 2017.

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  • 4 December 2017

    Young scientists create holograms in...

    Inquisitive minds are exploring the science of light through photonics outreach workshops run by experts from the University of Southampton.

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