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What do Physics graduates do?

Learning about what Physics graduates have gone on to do can be a great way of coming up with ideas for your own career.


Of Physics graduates in full time work, 77% were in graduate level work six months after graduation. 

Jobs: Which jobs do they do?

2015 Physics graduates went on to become:

  • Book-keepers, payroll managers and wages clerks
  • Educational support assistants
  • Finance and investment analysts and advisers
  • Financial accounts managers
  • Financial administrative occupations 
  • Health professionals
  • Information technology and telecommunications professionals
  • IT business analysts, architects and systems designers
  • Laboratory technicians
  • Management consultants and business analysts
  • Physicists
  • Programmers and software development professionals
  • Public services associate professionals
  • Science, engineering and production technicians 
  • Taxation experts


Discover what Physics graduates from other universities went on to do. See the "What do graduates do" 2015 research.

Employers: Who do they work for?

2015 Physics graduates worked with these employers:

  • BAE Systems
  • CGI Group
  • Dialog Semiconductor Plc
  • European Parliament
  • FactSet
  • Grant Thornton
  • HSBC
  • Latymer Upper School
  • Rotherford and Appleton Laboratories
  • Royal Holloway, University of London
  • St George's Hospital (NHS)


Discover who Physics graduates from other universities went on to work for. See the "What do graduates do" 2015 research.

Study: What do they study?

2015 Physics graduates studied these courses:

  • MMath
  • MSc Astrophysics
  • MSc Computational Science and Engineering
  • MSc Mathematical Modelling
  • MSc Medical Physics
  • MSc Theoretical Physics
  • PhD Astronomy
  • PhD in Gamma-Ray Bursts
  • PhD Physics
  • PhD Sensor Technology and Applications
  • PhD Theoretical Physics
  • CIMA
  • DPhil Condensed Matter Physics
  • DPhil Materials
  • DPhil Physics
  • PhD Physics


Discover what Physics graduates from other universities went on to study. See the "What do graduates do" 2015 research.

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 * Destinations data is based on the 2014/15 DLHE survey



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