University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Physics and Astronomy

As a member of one of our friendly, vibrant research groups, you will find that people will always be interested to hear your ideas, discuss your results and help and encourage you generally. You will attend postgraduate lectures, classes and research seminars, and there will be opportunities to attend short courses or summer schools, such as Institute of Physics workshops and Nato Advanced Study Institutes. You will be expected to present your results at national and international conferences, and we will encourage you to write up your results for publication in scientific journals.

Entry requirements

First- or upper second-class degree or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University, or MPhys/MSc Physics. English language: IELTS 6.0, with minimum of 5.5 in each component.

Course modules

"Research groups
Astronomy Group
Galaxy clusters and AGN, supernovae and X-ray binaries, neutron stars and galaxy formation, high-energy phenomena and next-generation instrumentation
High-energy Physics Group
Beyond the standard model and cosmology, collider phenomenology, lattice QCD, strong coupling/holography and quantum gravity
Quantum, Light and Matter Group
Quantum physics, semiconductor physics, plasmonics, lasers and photonics, nanotechnology, advanced materials, spectroscopy
Space Environment Physics
Space environment physics including: Magnetospheres and upper atmospheres of solar system planets"

Sponsorship information

EPSRC; PPARC; Industry; University studentships.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time September 2016 - 3 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 - 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Highfield Campus Southampton SO17 1BJ South East

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