If you’re interested in studying the world on a quantum level and basically being the next Einstein, a Masters degree in Physics gives you the opportunity to further sharpen your knowledge and understanding of physics. The degree also acts as an important stepping stone on the path to working in the field of physics.
There are 63 universities in the UK that offer physics degrees and depending on the university you are applying to the entry requirements may vary. However, typically you will be required to achieve the following A Level Grades and UCAS Points:
- A Level Grades: A*AA - AAB
- UCAS Points: 152 - 136
Required and Desired A Level Subjects: Physics, Mathematics, Further Mathematics
To be accepted onto a Masters in physics program, an Upper second class Bachelor's degree is usually requisite. This degree should be in physics, mathematics, engineering, computer science, chemistry, or any other related subject.
Some postgraduate degrees in Physics may require students to attend an entrance interview. To help you understand postgraduate interviews we have put together an article for the top 10 questions that are likely to pop up and the best ways that you can answer them: Top 10 Postgraduate Interview Questions.
The great thing about studying this degree is that you aren’t limited in what you can do upon graduation. The degree arms you with in-demand skills that are useful in a variety of sectors, such as problem solving skills, numeracy skills and data analysis skills.
A number of graduates opt for research roles in industries such as education, aerospace, automotive, healthcare, IT, energy and the public sector. Although you start out as a trainee in a scientific research role with an undergraduate degree, a Masters fast-tracks you into a more a senior research role.
A Master's degree in Physics could even take you to the final frontier, with a career in astronomy certainly not beyond you. Roles in the space sector are hugely sought after, but a Masters can certainly strengthen your chances of landing a trainee role in the space sector.
Other sectors open to you include the engineering sector and the technology sector, where you could develop new products and ideas.