A significant number of our graduates remain in higher education, with many taking PhDs. Many embark on careers in financial services or information technology, or in industry, as engineers or scientific researchers. The remainder enter a wide array of careers ranging from meteorology to the media.
Nottingham was ranked joint third out of 42 university physics departments in the recent national Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014). This confirms the excellence of its research across a very broad spectrum of physics activity.
The prominence of the school's research was underlined by the award of a Nobel Prize in 2003 to Sir Peter Mansfield for his work in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). You will be taught by the school's leading researchers and have the opportunity to get involved in their research activities.
73.9% of undergraduates from the School of Physics & Astronomy secured graduate level employment or further study within 15 months of graduation. The average annual salary for these graduates was £27,714.*
*HESA Graduate Outcomes 2019/20 data published in 2022. The Graduate Outcomes % is derived using The Guardian University Guide methodology. The average annual salary is based on graduates working full-time within the UK.