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School of Physics and Astronomy

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We’re joint 3rd in the UK for graduate career prospects in the Guardian University Guide 2022, and 100% of our research is rated world leading or internationally excellent for its impact on society (REF 2021).

Our facilities, key partnerships in industry, and research community have given us a strong reputation in the fields of astronomy, quantum, light and matter, and theoretical particle physics. We are dedicated to high quality teaching and have invested heavily in our research groups and equipment to maintain our status as one of the best places in the world to work in the fields of physics and astronomy.

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Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Southampton, Southampton, SO17 1BJ, United Kingdom
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