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, and 10th in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019. We've also been in the top three for overall student satisfaction in the Russell Group* in the National Student Survey for the last four years.
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.
*Not all Russell Group universities are returned in the National Student survey every year
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.
The Institute of Physics has awarded Juno Champion status to the University of Southampton’s School of Physics and Astronomy. The accolade recognises the School’s actions to develop a working culture in which students and staff can achieve their full potential, and follows the Athena SWAN Silver award that the School received in 2018.Read More