Physics Careers

Physicists study everything from tiny subatomic particles to entire galaxies and pretty much everything in between! Careers involving physics include engineering, medical physics and nanotechnology.

Where Could Physics Take You?

Use our interactive resource to explore the university courses and careers that studying Physics at A Level or equivalent could lead to. Click here to download the full resource (PPT, 103mb) or explore the text version below. 

Based in the new Urban Sciences Building with fantastic labs and facilities, our Computer Science degree equips students with the knowledge and expertise to launch their careers.

In third year, students can specialise in one of the following areas: Security and Resilience, Software Engineering, Game Engineering.

– The degree is accredited by the British Computer Society
– Opportunity to do a year abroad or a year in industry

Careers

89% of Computing graduates were in work or further study 6 months from graduating. Some of their destinations were:

– Applications Developer
– Business Analyst
– Web Developer
– Software Engineer
– Technology Analyst
– Security Consultant

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There are lots of different disciplines within engineering, each leading to a wide of careers. Visit our Engineering Careers page to find out more

This degree covers three core areas: pure mathematics, applied mathematics and statistics. This is also an opportunity in first year to chose topics from other degrees such as music or a foreign language.

Mathematics shares a first and second year with Statistics and Maths & Stats, meaning you can transfer between the three courses throughout your degree.

– The degree is accredited by the Institute of Mathematics and is Applications (IMA)
– Opportunity to do a year in industry

Careers

88% of Mathematics graduates were in work or further study 6 months from graduating. Some of their destinations were:

– Accounts Assistant
– Actuarial Assistant
– Finance Analyst
– Data Analyst
– Auditor
– Statistical Officer
– Risk Analyst

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From sub-atomic particles to the large-scale structure of the universe, this degree opens up new worlds and new career possibilities.

Physics shares a first year with Theoretical Physics and Physics with Astrophysics, meaning you can transfer between the three courses after first year.

– The degree is accredited by the Institute of Physics (IOP)
– Opportunity to do a year in industry

Careers

96% of Newcastle University graduates were in work or further study 6 months from graduating. Some of sectors that Physics graduates work in are:

– Engineering
– Medical Physics
– Finance
– Nanotechnology
– Oil, Gas and Renewable Energy
– Telecommunications
– Teaching
– Research

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Theoretical Physics focuses on developing your knowledge to provide a thorough understanding of advanced mathematics and physics. Topics include quantum mechanics, fluid dynamics and computational modelling.

Theoretical Physics shares a first year with Physics and Physics with Astrophysics, meaning you can transfer between the three courses after first year.

– The degree is accredited by the Institute of Physics (IOP)
– Opportunity to do a year in industry

Careers

96% of Newcastle University graduates were in work or further study 6 months from graduating. Some of sectors that Physics graduates work in are:

– Engineering
– Medical Physics
– Finance
– Nanotechnology
– Oil, Gas and Renewable Energy
– Telecommunications
– Teaching
– Research

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