Physics Online Bachelor and Master Degree Courses in the UK

Program University Student satis­faction Unem­ployed Drop­out Tuition (UK) Tuition (Inter­national) UCAS Tariff City
The Open University 91% 2% 0% - - - Milton Keynes online Part-time
The Open University - 10% 0% - - - Milton Keynes online Part-time
The Open University - 10% 0% - - - Milton Keynes online Part-time
The Open University 89% - 0% - - - Milton Keynes online Part-time
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Salary

Primarily based on salary data of undergraduate students

Salary of all UK Graduates of 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 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 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

Specialisations within Physics

  • Astrophysics
  • Particle Physics
  • Biotechnology
  • Nanotechnology
  • Meteorology
  • Aerospace Dynamics
  • Atomic and Laser Physics
  • Atmospheric
  • Oceanic and Planetary Physics
  • Climate Science

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Among graduates of 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 Physics (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of 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 Physics in the UK received the following grades.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Physics

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FAQ

  • The following degrees are offered for Physics studies:
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Diploma of Higher Education - DipHE
  • Certificate - Cert

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

Mathematics and Physics (Q77) at The Open University received the highest rating among all graduates in the National Student Survey year with a rating of 91 out of 100 among 87 respondents.