Your degree can lead to many careers; some require the specific academic and technical knowledge developed from your studies while others will utilise the wider transferable skills that you will have developed.
Each academic department has a careers consultant and placement & internship adviser based in the Careers Service, who work closely with the departments via a Departmental Careers Adviser (DCA) to provide tailored careers education and events. You can find out more about our team or view a list of DCAs. We are always interested to hear your ideas and feedback!
Our consultants and advisers offer one to one appointments that can be booked via JobsLive but we strongly recommend that you do some work first, to get the most from any meeting. We’ve put together some resources and reference links below to get you started.
What can you do with Physics?
- See what Imperial graduates do for an insight into what other Physics graduates have done.
- Check out Careers Information for Physics Department.
- Have a look at our Careers resources and information for Physics [pdf] - useful resources tailored to your subject area to help you think about career options, sources of job vacancies and networking opportunities.
You might also find the following useful:
- We run a number of events throughout the year, these include careers fairs, employer presentations, networking events and application workshops. The vast majority are advertised on JobsLive or by department emails. For example, the Engineering Careers Fair (held in mid-October) comprises many employers with opportunities for physics graduates. In addition, depending on your area of interest, you might be interested to attend the annual Finance and Consulting Careers Fairs, (1st week of autumn term), the IT & Technology Careers Fairs (early November), as well as the Data & Analytics Careers Fair (mid February). In addition, throughout the year, there are numerous employer talks, workshops and forums (offering you the chance to Q & A a wide range of employers). Look out also for any ‘speed networking events’ giving you the chance to talk directly to alumni in Physics.
- Many Imperial students from Physics pursue further study at MSc or PhD level. Find out more about your Further study and funding options.
- Everyone’s situation is unique but there’re some key steps you can take to develop and progress your career. Check out our Plan your career webpages to better understand your skills and make some tough decisions.
- Research job sectors and occupations - finding out more about different careers will help you decide whether they are appropriate options for you.