The University of Edinburgh's Careers Service has a well-resourced and fully dedicated team to help you decide what to do after your degree and they are always eager to help. Even in the first year of your degree, the Service can advise you on such things as how to build a strong CV, find summer placements and prepare for interviews.
Students from the University of Edinburgh are highly sought after by employers, with more first-degree graduates in employment or further study than from any other Russell Group university. Of those who graduated from the School of Physics and Astronomy in 2009, 85% are in employment or further study.
The range of careers available to Physics graduates is extremely diverse. Some continue their studies by enrolling in postgraduate degrees that will allow them to pursue research on fundamental problems at the frontiers of knowledge. Others find careers in industrial research and development across a broad range of sectors. Many Physics graduates find a welcome in areas such as management, finance and computing that - while not directly related to their qualification - draw upon the generic skills of problem-solving, numeracy and computing that are developed by a degree in Physics. All of our degrees are accredited by the Institute of Physics (IOP) who also provide a great deal of information about career options and prospects for those with a Physics degree.
Six months after graduation, we check how our graduates are getting on. The statistics for the last two years show that a University of Edinburgh Physics degree gives excellent career prospects, and underlines the options available to MPhys and BSc graduates.