Careers and Employability

Kick start your career with physics

Physics graduates go into a huge variety of exciting careers and are valued for their unique combination of analytical skills, problem solving, numeracy and increasingly technology/coding expertise.

Careers available to physics graduates include finance, technology, software development, marketing, media production, medicine and management consultancy to name a few. The starting salary of physics graduates is consistently significantly higher than the national average.

Our guide to physics careers Physics opens doors has more guidance on careers available to physics graduates , as does the Institute of Physics.

Find out more about how we support our students:

Valuable internships

Dedicated careers support

Juno Champion

The school holds Juno Champion status, the highest award of this IoP scheme to recognise and reward departments that can demonstrate they have taken action to address the under-representation of women in university physics and to encourage better practice for both women and men.