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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Skills for your CV

Studying physics can help you to develop a range of skills that can be applied in many areas, both scientific and non-technical. These skills include:
  • problem solving - with a pragmatic and analytical approach;
  • reasoning- constructing logical arguments, applying analytical skills and grasping complex problems;
  • numeracy - skills in using mathematics to find solutions to scientific problems, mathematical modelling and interpreting and presenting information graphically;
  • practical skills - planning, executing and reporting experiments, using technical equipment and paying attention to detail;
  • communication - conveying complex ideas and using technical language correctly;
  • information and communication technology (ICT) - including specialist software packages and some programming.

Further study

Some of the most popular physics-related courses at postgraduate level include:
  • astrophysics;
  • quantum physics;
  • particle physics;
  • mathematical physics;
  • thermodynamics;
  • nanotechnology.
There are also many other postgraduate opportunities that you may take, including courses in marketing, finance, business, law, IT and journalism.
Some physics graduates complete a teaching qualification, while others begin a PhD to start a career in research science.

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