MMath&Phys Mathematics and Physics / Careers

Year of entry: 2024

Career opportunities

The careers team were amazing in helping with interview preparation,

allowing me to practice interview technique and gain confidence for my applications.

Hannah Levell / Trainee Accountant at PwC

The support network, careers events, and extracurricular activities provided by the university all helped me significantly.

Without them I would have found obtaining a job post university much more difficult.

Nicolas Brusby / Rolls Royce

Your BSc Physics degree from Manchester will open up a whole world of opportunity.

In learning how to be a physicist you are a taught a set of highly valued skills:

  • Rigorous and robust evidence-based reasoning
  • How to analyse and assess data, and drawing meaning from it
  • High degree of numeracy and mathematical ability
  • Communication and team-working skills

This will prepare you for a broad range of careers, not just in physics but in other areas that need the in-demand skills you will learn.

The University of Manchester is one of the most targeted universities in the country by employers*. 80% of graduates from this course are in work or further studies 15 months after graduating**.

Plus, our award-winning careers services will support you on your journey to finding the right career path for you.

Our graduates often go on to do research in astrophysics or other branches of physics, including:

  • Scientist/Engineer for Tech Company
  • Finance/Banking/Management
  • Information Technology
  • Research scientist
  • Medical Physics
  • Scientific Publishing
  • Teaching
  • Science-related careers in the Civil Service

Below are just some of the employers that our graduates have gone on to work for:

  • BAE Systems
  • RAF
  • Meteorological Office
  • NHS
  • Bank of England
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Merril Lynch

 You can read more about the experiences our students and graduates have had on the Department of Physics blog.

 * The Graduate Market in 202 2

** Graduate Outcomes Survey

Accrediting organisations

This course is accredited by both the Institute of Physics and the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA).

The accreditation by the IMA means that the programme meets the educational requirements of the Chartered Mathematician designation awarded by the IMA.