Theoretical Physics Degree Courses in the UK - Bachelors & Masters

Program University Student satis­faction Unem­ployed Drop­out Tuition (UK) Tuition (Inter­national) UCAS Tariff City
Aberystwyth University 91% 10% 17% £9000 £16300 96 Aberystwyth On campus Full-time
The University of Manchester 60% 0% 12% £4500 £25500 203 Manchester On campus Full-time
Queen's University of Belfast 83% 0% 2% £9250 £21400 167 Belfast On campus Full-time
University of Glasgow 79% 0% 10% £37000 £94590 217 Glasgow On campus Full-time
University College London 74% 4% 0% £9250 £31200 217 London On campus Full-time
University of Bristol 79% 2% 0% £9250 £24700 157 Bristol On campus Full-time
The University of Sheffield 84% 6% 6% £9250 £25670 139 Sheffield On campus Full-time
University of Hull 82% 5% 1% £9250 £17550 104 Hull On campus Full-time
The University of Sheffield 84% 6% 6% £9250 £25670 139 Sheffield On campus Full-time
Loughborough University of Technology 82% 5% 8% £9250 £25700 152 Loughborough On campus Full-time
University of Sussex 84% 10% 8% £9250 £22500 138 Brighton On campus Full-time
The University of Sheffield 84% 6% 6% £9250 £25670 139 Sheffield On campus Full-time
Durham University 81% 3% 5% £9250 £28500 221 Durham On campus Full-time
Royal Holloway, University of London 68% 0% 5% £9250 £23200 136 Egham On campus Full-time
Imperial College of Science 81% 2% 0% £9250 £36200 195 London On campus Full-time
The University of York 82% 3% 5% £9250 £24000 153 York On campus Full-time
The University of Edinburgh 76% 2% 0% £9250 £30400 203 Edinburgh On campus Full-time
The University of Nottingham 88% 0% 2% £9250 £25000 167 Nottingham On campus Full-time
Lancaster University 84% 5% 0% £9250 - 174 Lancaster On campus Full-time
University of Birmingham 82% 0% 0% £9250 - 179 Birmingham On campus Full-time
Lancaster University 84% 5% 5% £9250 - 158 Lancaster On campus Full-time
Plymouth University 85% 5% 5% - - 121 Plymouth On campus Full-time
University of Oxford 85% 5% 5% - - 121 Oxford On campus Full-time
University of Hertfordshire 77% 0% 5% - - 93 Hatfield On campus Full-time
Queen Mary University of London 78% 10% 0% - - 131 London On campus Full-time
Queen Mary University of London 78% 10% 0% £9250 - 131 London On campus Full-time
University of Birmingham 83% 0% 5% £9250 - 200 Birmingham On campus Full-time
University of Bath 90% 4% 0% - - 173 Bath On campus Full-time
Lancaster University 83% 5% 0% £9250 - 146 Lancaster On campus Full-time
The University of Manchester 60% 0% 12% - - 203 Manchester On campus Full-time
Swansea University 89% 14% 9% - - 122 Swansea On campus Full-time
University of Liverpool 71% 5% 1% - - 139 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Queen Mary University of London 78% 10% 0% £9250 - 131 London On campus Full-time
University of Liverpool 71% 5% 1% - - 139 Liverpool On campus Full-time
University of Oxford 71% 5% 1% - - 139 Oxford On campus Full-time
University of Leeds 100% 5% 5% - - 180 Leeds On campus Full-time
Swansea University 89% 10% 9% - - 122 Swansea On campus Full-time
Newcastle University 79% 5% 0% £9250 - 151 Newcastle On campus Full-time
University of Birmingham 79% 0% 20% £9250 - 185 Birmingham On campus Full-time
King's College London 65% 15% 10% £9250 - 163 London On campus Full-time
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Student Reviews

Overall student satisfaction
87 /100
20425 students of Theoretical Physics in the UK replied

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

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Salary

Primarily based on salary data of undergraduate students

Salary of all UK Graduates of Theoretical Physics

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £27538 £28439 £32804
25-75 percentile range £23982 - £31543 £22409 - £35540 £26124 - £43263

Salary of all UK Graduates of all subjects

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £28260 £28338 £34135
25-75 percentile range £24271 - £32171 £23163 - £35292 £26932 - £44315

Jobs & Career Perspectives

Career perspectives for Theoretical Physics

15 months after graduation, graduates of this subject were asked about their current circumstances of employment, what they do, and whether their activities and perspectives are directly related to their studies.

Current jobs

Among graduates of Theoretical Physics who indicated that they are working, the percentage below represents the number who “agree” or “strongly agree” with the statements about their job.

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Typical employers for graduates of Theoretical Physics

  • Laboratories
  • Colleges and Universities

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Among graduates of Theoretical Physics who indicated that they are working, the percentage below represents the number of highly skilled vs non-highly skilled jobs (Unistats).

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of Theoretical Physics (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Theoretical Physics at Imperial College of Science

31% Information Technology Professionals
14% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
14% Finance Professionals
10% Business and public service associate professionals
9% Natural and social science professionals
5% Legal professionals
4% Administrative occupations
4% Teaching Professionals
2% Managers, directors and senior officials
2% Engineering professionals

Grading Distribution

Students of Theoretical Physics in the UK received the following grades.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Theoretical Physics

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FAQ

  • The following degrees are offered for Theoretical Physics studies:
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Master of Science (Research) - MSc (Res)
  • Doctor of Philosophy - PhD
  • Master of Science (Honours) - Msci (Hons)
  • Master of Science - MSc
  • Master of Physics - MPhys
  • Master in Science (Honours) - MSci (Hons)
  • Master in Physics (Honours) - MPhys (Hons)
  • Doctor of Philosophy - DPhil

The median salary of graduates of Theoretical Physics was £27538 15 months after graduation, £28439 3 years after graduation and £32804 5 years after graduation.

Theoretical Physics at University of Leeds received the highest rating among all graduates in the National Student Survey year with a rating of 100 out of 100 among 5 respondents.