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Rowanna Smith, Careers Consultant for Physics and Astronomy

What can I do with my degree?

Physics and astronomy

The Career Zone have produced a guide: Careers for Physics and Astronomy graduates

With a Physics degree from the University of Exeter, you'll be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the most fundamental physical laws and principles, and competence in the application of these principles to diverse areas of physics
  • Solve problems in physics using appropriate mathematical tools. Students should be able to identify the relevant physical principles and make approximations necessary to obtain solutions
  • Use mathematical techniques and analysis to model physical behaviour
  • Execute and analyse critically the results of an experiment or investigation and draw valid conclusions
  • Effectively use appropriate IT packages/systems for the analysis of data and the retrieval of appropriate information
  • Soundly use laboratory apparatus and techniques

These are the kind of jobs, employers, and further study programmes that our recent Physics graduates have gone on to successfully pursue: 

University of Exeter Links

Professional Institutions and Organisations relating to Physics

Broader information can be found on our Sector Pages. 

Physics and Astronomy in the Workplace

Links to job options, career areas, contacts and resources and you can find out what other Engineering students have done 6 months after graduation: