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Physics and the problem solving skills it develops is useful in many different job families including agriculture, plans and land, environmental sciences, construction, engineering and manufacturing, medicine and nursing, medical technology, and science and research.

Applied and job-related learning

There are a range of vocational qualifications (such as BTECs, NVQ/SVQs and Diplomas) linked to an interest in physics including:

  • construction and built environment
  • electrical engineering
  • mechanical engineering
  • applied science
  • computer science
  • engineering
  • information technology


There is a range of apprenticeships that link to an interest in physics such as:

  • construction, planning and built environment, e.g. civil engineering technician
  • engineering and manufacturing technologies, e.g. installation electrician
  • information and communication technology, e.g. software developer, network engineer
  • arts, media and publishing, e.g. sound technician
  • life sciences, e.g. laboratory technician, science technician

Academic subjects – such as A levels  

  • You can study physics.
  • Related subjects include applied science, biology, chemistry, human biology, maths, pure maths, further maths, statistics,  electronics, computing, engineering, geography, geology