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Why choose Southampton?

Top class teaching and research!

Access to world class facilities

Members of the group are involved in key international space missions such as Astrosat, Cassini, Cluster, INTEGRAL, MMS, NICER, NuStar, Swift and XMM-Newton. We also operate state-of-the-art auroral instrumentation in the Arctic. Members of our group regularly travel to telescopes and reseach groups around the world. The NTT at La Silla is one such example; Rob, Chris and Georgios, from our Supernova group, explain more in this video.

Study opportunities

Undergraduate studies

More information about undergraduate studies in astronomy and physics

Postgraduate studies

More information, including possible research projects

Job opportunities


Many of our staff and postdocs are on prestigious fellowships, including:

Please contact the Head of Astronomy Group or a member of staff if you are considering Southampton as your host for one of these. Note that contact must be made early, as there is often internal (Southampton) deadlines that must be met well before the official deadline date.

For STFC Ernerst Rutherford Fellowship applications, the internal deadline has now passed. Applicants will be notified soon regarding the outcome.

For Royal Society University Research Fellowship applications, please liase early with your contact in the group (by mid-August). There is no quota, but the finance department will require time to process and check the application costings.