Learn from passionate and inspiring academics, tailor your degree to your interests, and enhance your employability with a unique placement.
We’re ranked 6th in the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2019 for physics, which demonstrates our commitment to providing an excellent student experience. We're also proud that 99% of our students said they were satisfied or very satisfied with the overall quality of their course in the latest National Student Survey (2017). This places us first in the Russell Group for overall student satisfaction in physics and astronomy.
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.
Thinking of studying physics at university next year? Come to a Taster Day on Thursday 28 June or Friday 29 June to attend a sample lecture, try out a lab experiment and chat to our staff and students.Register now
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.
Physicists from the University of Southampton have used simulations on high performance computers to determine the properties of a fundamental particle with unprecedented precision.Read More