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Career prospects

Career prospects

Graduating with a degree in Physics from Royal Holloway can lead to many different career paths as our courses give you the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in a number of roles.

More than 90% of our graduates are working or continuing to further study six months after graduation. Those in employment are working in a diverse range of industries and roles.

Recent graduates are working as physicists, aeronautical engineers, science and engineering technicians, scientific researchers, technical sales, finance and investment analysts, management consultants, software designers and engineers, to name just a few.

Employers include Lockheed Martin, St James’s Place, Qinetiq, Bank of New York, and Deutsche Bank.

Your future career opportunities

Take a look at some typical career options for physicists from The Careers Group, University of London.

  • Academic and industrial research
  • Medical physics
  • Security and defense
  • Space technologies
  • Teaching
  • Engineering
  • Radiation protection
  • Sustainable energy
  • Geophysics
  • Meteorology
  • Science communication
  • Telecommunications

You can also check out the Institute of Physics for accurate and up-to-date careers information and resources.

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