Our graduates are highly sought after by many employers, given their excellent training in problem-solving and numeracy. Almost half are offered jobs that utilise their knowledge of physics, while the rest go onto successful careers in professions including finance and law.
Dr Rakhi Mahbubani, MSci Physics, 2000
"I found the Physics department at Bristol to be a stimulating and nurturing environment, with lecturers who really cared about us students, and what happened to us after we left. I thoroughly enjoyed my four years there."
Jack Abbott, MSci Physics with Study in Continental Europe, 2011
"The support from my tutor and other members of staff helped me make sure I was making the correct career choice and for the right reasons."
Liz Ainsbury, BSc Physics with Astrophysics, 2003; PhD Physics, 2003
"I truly believe that my successes to date have principally been down to the combination of the first class research and study environment provided by the Physics department, and the huge range of clubs and societies, offering opportunities for personal and social development."
Wu Guang Yu, PhD Physics, 2009
"A PhD degree from Bristol puts me in a very competitive position in the job market, but more importantly the study experience uplifted me, letting me see things from different angles."
Tom Hulme, BSc Physics (1998)
"First and foremost I enjoyed Physics - I was able to select a wide variety of classes that I found fascinating. It also gave me a great analytical approach that I think I have subsequently used to help find my way through tough decisions."
Alistair Barrie (MSci Physics, 2011)
"The courses I took on my degree and the research I saw in the School of Physics gave me the technical knowledge I need every day to be able to understand how the inventions that I see work."
Aaron Robotham (MSci Physics, 2003; PhD Physics, 2009)
"Bristol is a highly regarded place for anyone to work or study, and I believe my experiences there have provided me with long-lasting career foundations."
Bristol Physics graduates have an excellent record of employment, proving that the transferable skills gained during a Physics degree are rated highly by employers. A significant number of our graduates continue their studies for a postgraduate degree before pursuing a career in research or teaching.