Why Study Physics or Astrophysics?

Your scientific training will equip you with an understanding of mathematics, physical principles and techiniques, as well as tranferable skills in analysis, rational argument and innovative prolem solving. Surveys by the Institute of Physics indicate that physicists' versatility is welcomed by a wider range of professions than any other subject.

Around half our graduates choose to pursue further study for an MSc or PhD. A PhD opens up the possibility of an academic or research career in a university or research insitute. Alternatively, like many of our graduates, you may consider employment in research, design, development, computing, finance, marketing and insurance industries, among others.


First destinations of our recent graduates include:

  • Financial Analyst (Citigroup)
  • Accountant (Lloyds and Ernst & Young)
  • Science Technician (Hertfordshire County Council)
  • Petrophysicist (BP)
  • Maths Teacher (Teach First)
  • IT Manager (RADA)
  • Research Assistant (Kings College)
  • Supply Planner (West Milk Foods)
  • Web Designer (Freelance)