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Department of Physics and Astronomy

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Careers and employability

A physics degree opens a path to a wide range of possible careers, from nuclear engineering to investment banking.

As a Patent Attorney, I put the physics I studied at Manchester to good use, but do so within a commercial context in the heart of London.

Michael Vallance, Graduate / Patent Attorney at Gill Jennings & Every LLP

Our physics courses develop you intellectually, striking a balance between training for industry or research and providing a general education in the sciences.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy works closely with the University's Careers Service; the career prospects for a Manchester physics graduate are flexible and exciting and you'll be in high demand whatever route you take.