Employability and careers
Our physics graduates are highly sought after by employers and move into a variety of fields where their combination of analytical, research, team working, problem solving, numerical, IT knowledge and communication skills are highly valued. A significant number of our graduates continue their studies undertaking postgraduate degrees before pursuing careers in research or teaching.
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, 2005; 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."