A Physics with Astrophysics degree from Hull is attractive to scientific and high-tech employers. Our graduates find work in industrial research and development in areas such as laser systems engineering, telecommunications, IT and computing, medical applications and with government organisations.
A large number of graduates continue their studies after graduation. Some get funded MSc places, for example in Nuclear Technology, and others undertake fully funded PhDs, leading to research positions in institutions such as the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy.
New Unistats survey results show that Physics graduate employment level at Hull is 72% with an above average starting salary of £25k.
Our graduates have found work in the UK and overseas with major companies such as Reckitt Benckiser, Rolls Royce and Atkins Engineering. Graduates are also in high demand in laboratories at Jodrell Bank, National Physical Laboratory or National Nuclear Laboratory. There are opportunities in medical physics within the NHS, with some graduates entering NHS graduate schemes, and also in education as teachers.
Our courses are designed so that employability is at the heart of the curriculum. You will learn valuable communication and presentation skills that have helped our graduates find careers in areas as diverse as oil prospecting, defence, risk management and the Stock Exchange.
You will have access to lifelong careers guidance. The University of Hull’s commitment to employability does not end when you graduate. If you need guidance on your career path, or get to the point when you would like a career change, help and support is always available.