Follow your passion for physics and explore the concepts that form our understanding of space, time and matter. During your studies you'll get the chance to work on a research project either here in the UK, at CERN in Switzerland or at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Boston. Our courses also offer a field trip to the Teide Observatory in Tenerife. In our master's courses, you'll learn further specialist skills for careers in fields like astronomy, quantum physics, and theoretical particle physics.
Physics and astronomy courses
Choose from a wide range of degrees in physics and astronomy.
Our research makes a difference
Measuring the impact of the aurora borealis on climate change
A Southampton researcher is developing new techniques to measure the temperature of the upper atmosphere and model the impact of the aurora on climate systems
Read about this research
As Head of the University's Astronomy Group, I'm passionate about the ways that astrophysics can advance our knowledge of supermassive black holes and their environment.
Professor of Obs'l & Comp'l Astrophysics
I lead the Soft Photonics Systems group and pursue research on soft matter for photovoltaics, life sciences and a new generation of optical instruments.
Professor of Physics And Astronomy
My research focuses on new ways that we can use lasers or ultraviolet radiation to observe neurons in incredible detail, which can bring huge benefits for treating neurodegenerative diseases.
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