A wide range of career options
Physics is an exciting subject that is fundamental to the developments in modern society. Applications of the subject range from the very pure to the very applied, and a physics degree opens up a wide range of rewarding careers in scientific research and technological development, as well as in a wide variety of other professions.
Many of our graduates carry on with a research degree or enter employment that directly relies on their specialist skills. Physics graduates are in high demand across many industries, including semiconductor industries, medical and telecommunication businesses, civil and defence research, public health programmes and teaching. Many scientists originally trained in physics are working in areas such as electronic engineering, metallurgy, geology, information technology and molecular biology.
The destination of our students after graduation breaks down as follows: PhD (research degree) 41%, PGCE (teacher training) 14%, Physics-related employment (e.g., hi-tech industries) 16%, Other employment (e.g., finance, marketing, consulting) 18%, MSc and other full-time postgraduate study 11%.