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.
96.5% of undergraduates from the School of Physics and Astronomy secured work or further study within six months of graduation. £25,000 was the average starting salary, with the highest being £46,800.*
* Known destinations of full-time home undergraduates who were available for employment, 2016/17. Salaries are calculated based on the median of those in full-time paid employment within the UK.