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From the latest innovations in mobile phone technology, computers and transport, to the development of sustainable energy sources and breakthrough medical treatments, a degree in physics can open doors of all shapes and sizes across the globe. As if that wasn’t reason enough, on average physics graduates also earn as much as 30% above someone holding A-levels alone.

This guide from QMUL and the IOP will give you some ideas about where your undergraduate physics degree might take you.

Undergraduate physics courses

The breadth of courses across the nine SEPnet sites spans the entire physics spectrum, offering a comprehensive choice of quality courses. Each has been designed to equip you with skills that can be transferred across a range of industries and careers. For full details on specific courses, please visit the individual institution websites.

The University of Hertfordshire

  • Physics – BSc (F300), MPhys (F304) plus option to study abroad or with a placement
  • Astrophysics – BSc (F501), MPhys (F511) plus option to study abroad or with a placement (F510)

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The University of Kent

  • Physics – BSc (F300), MPhys (F303) plus option to study in the USA (F304)
  • Physics with Astrophysics – BSc (F3F5), MPhys (F3FN) plus option to study in the USA (F3FM)
  • Physics with a Foundation Year – BSc (F305)
  • Astronomy, Space Science & Astrophysics – BSc (F590), MPhys (F592) plus option to study in the USA (F591)

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The Open University

  • Mathematics and Physics – BSc (GF13)

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The University of Portsmouth

  • Applied Physics – BSc (F310)

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Queen Mary, University of London

  • Physics – BSc (F300), MSci (F303)
  • Astrophysics – BSc (F526), MSci (F523)
  • Theoretical Physics – BSc (F340), MSci (F323)
  • Physics with Particle Physics – BSc (F392), MSci (F393)
  • Science & Engineering Foundation Programme – 4 year (FFX3) or 5 year (FFY3)

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Royal Holloway, University of London

  • Physics – BSc (F300), MSci (F303)
  • Theoretical Physics – BSc (F340), MSci (F321)
  • Astrophysics – BSc (F511), MSci (F510)
  • Applied Physics – MSci (F313)
  • Physics with Particle Physics – BSc (F370), MSci (F372)
  • Physics with Music – BSc (F3W3)
  • Physics with Philosophy – BSc (F3V5)
  • Mathematics and Physics – BSc (GF13), MSci (GFC3)

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The University of Southampton

  • Physics – BSc (F300), MPhys (F303) plus option of experimental research year
  • Physics with Astronomy – BSc (F3F5), MPhys (F3FM) plus option to study in the USA
  • Physics with Nanotechnology – MPhys (F390)
  • Physics with Space Science – BSc (F3F9), MPhys (F3FX)
  • Physics with Photonics – BSc (F368), MPhys (F369)
  • Physics with a Foundation Year – (F301)
  • Physics with Mathematics – BSc (F3G1), MPhys (F3GC)
  • Particle Physics with year abroad – MPhys (F303)

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The University of Surrey

  • Physics – BSc (F300), MPhys (F303)
  • Physics with Nuclear Astrophysics – BSc (F3F5), MPhys (F3FM)
  • Physics with Satellite Technology – BSc (F361), MPhys (F362)
  • Physics with Finance – BSc (F3N3), MPhys (F3NH)

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The University of Sussex

  • Astrophysics – MPhys (F501)
  • Physics with Astrophysics – BSc (F3F5), MPhys (F3FM)
  • Physics and Astronomy with a Foundation Year – BSc (FF35)
  • Physics – BSc (F300), MPhys (F303) plus research placement option (F302)
  • Theoretical Physics – BSc (F325), MPhys (F328)

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