The University of Southampton

We’re ranked 10th for Physics and Astronomy in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019

We consistently receive high ratings for research which means our students learn from physicists and astronomers who are world leaders in their field. 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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Welcome to Physics and Astronomy

Hear from current students and alumni on what they love about Physics and Astronomy at Southampton.

Athena SWAN

We are tackling gender inequality in science and engineering

IoP Juno Champion

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


We are part of the South East Physics Network

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 Astrophysics with a Year Abroad
  • 11 July 2019

    Researchers demonstrate multi-sensorial...

    An inventive approach for sonifying the stars championed by a research collaboration at the University of Southampton has been presented in a public lecture at the Royal Astronomical Society.

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  • 11 June 2019

    Ant colony interactions offer new clues to...

    Physicists from the University of Southampton have identified striking similarities between the collective behaviour of ants and the evaporating processes of black holes.

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  • 3 May 2019

    Rapidly rotating jets shed new light on black...

    Researchers from the University of Southampton have analysed bright outbursts from a spinning black hole which could help explain how the phenomena shape the universe's galaxies.

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