What do York Graduates do?

Find out where our graduates are now working

Graduate Destinations

Most of our graduates are in work or further study within six months of graduating.  For those who progress into further academic study many of our students have chosen to specialise in a particular field via a postgraduate qualification such as MSc in Fusion energy or a PhD.  

Our graduates enter into a number of various pathways given their advanced numeracy and problem solving skills.  Many enter into graduate schemes and occupations such as management, communications, accountancy, broadcasting and law.

Employed Sector Destinations

Physics Destination Graph   

"The course at York gave me the opportunity to study a wide variety of areas within Physics, as well as allowing me to focus on the areas I was most interested in - plasma and nuclear physics. Having a physics degree gave me a noticeable advantage, as I am able to bring a new viewpoint and unique skills to a sector usually dominated by engineering graduates."

David, Physics, Electrical Engineer, Jaguar Land Rover

Recent Graduate Careers include:

Teacher
Petro-physicist for an oil company
Graduate trainee accelerator physicist for a science council
Test officer for a temperature control producer
Plasma scientist for a fusion energy organisation
Mathematical modeller for a multinational science and defence corporation
Scientific officer for a government office
Graduate Engineer, Cummins Turbo Technologies 
Data Analyst, Adobe
Business Process Consultant
Financial Coordinator,  De Vere
Accountancy, Mayfair
IT Analyst and Consultant, Virgin money
Accelerator Physicist, Science and Technology Council
Electrical Engineer, Jaguar Land Rover
Environmental Modeller, E.ON
Scientist, The Home Office
Accountant, John Lewis
Engineer, BAE Systems 

Typical further study courses:

MSc Fusion Energy
PGCE
MSc Bioengineering 
MSc Biophotonics