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Employability and transferable skills

Studying Physics at Swansea University will give you detailed insight into the fundamental laws underlying all of Nature - from quantum mechanics, describing quarks and gluons, to Einstein's theory of gravity, relevant for the Universe on cosmological scales.  

Along the way you will learn a number of indispensable skills for life, which will make you well prepared for what comes after graduation.  

Graduate Destinations

Every year we survey our recent graduates to ascertain their employment status.  The data is more commonly known as the Graduate Destinations Survey and is reported to HESA (the Higher Education Statistics Authority). 

Physics graduates have a wide range of job opportunities. Employers include academic institutions, government research organisations and industry, including aerospace and defence, education, energy, engineering, instrumentation, manufacturing, oil and gas, science, communication, space exploration and telecommunications.  Many physics graduates pursue a career outside of physics, e.g. in consultancy, IT, the environmental industry, financial services, the legal sector, transport and utilities.