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    wat can i do with a physics degree? i want to do something related with the degree. The space industry is a very attractive and ideal option for me. Do you think maybe european space agency or maybe even NASA would employ me if i had a physics degree at a uni such as Imperial??
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    http://www.esa.int/SPECIALS/Careers_at_ESA/

    Check that site for information about what ESA looks for. NASA only employs US citizens, so that is slightly more complicated.
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    (Original post by ArsenalTFX)
    wat can i do with a physics degree? i want to do something related with the degree. The space industry is a very attractive and ideal option for me. Do you think maybe european space agency or maybe even NASA would employ me if i had a physics degree at a uni such as Imperial??
    If you know that that's what you want to do... I think your chances aren't bad if you work very hard towards that goal (lol, says me who knows nothing about all this really)... but maybe it would be a good idea to get in contact with esa and tell them that this is what you would like to do and what they think would be a good thing for you to specialise in (best if you already have a good idea of what they may be looking for so you can say that's what you're interested in), but they'll probably be able to give you a lot of information. I guess they like people who have experience, but well... although a lot of people study physics I can't imagine they'd have loads of physics students writing them enthusiastic letters about how they want to work at esa when they've graduated. I think they'd reply to any letter you send them if you make it a nice letter and give you some information on your prospects.
    Good luck
    BTW, are you already studying physics at Imperial or are you going to start this year?
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    (Original post by AMM)
    http://www.esa.int/SPECIALS/Careers_at_ESA/

    Check that site for information about what ESA looks for. NASA only employs US citizens, so that is slightly more complicated.
    WRONG. My uncle worked for NASA for 3 years and he's scottish.
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    Ive just finished GCSE's and im going to study math physics and chemistry for AS and A level, but i just wanted to know about what i can do at uni with these subjects and stuff. If i get the grades ill certainly apply to imperial and hopefully go on into some sort of career in physics.
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    (Original post by ArsenalTFX)
    Ive just finished GCSE's and im going to study math physics and chemistry for AS and A level, but i just wanted to know about what i can do at uni with these subjects and stuff. If i get the grades ill certainly apply to imperial and hopefully go on into some sort of career in physics.
    Well, there are quite a lot of things you can do with a Physics degree. Not all are related to Physics though, a lot of people go and work in finance or IT for example (I think that is probably where the money is). Jobs related directly to Physics are mostly research jobs - may help to check out that sticky post 'what can I do with an xxx degree' that's in this section of the forum.
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    ESA only employ european union citizens, however NASA just take the best scientists regardless of country of origin. There are also many contracted firms that do work for both the space agencies, such as Lockheed, etc.

    Generally one has to have obtained a PhD in a relevant area of space technology - the UK space centre is at the University of Leicester and that would be where I would suggest looking if you are interested in working in the space technology field. A degree in physics at Imperial would get you on most relevant PhDs in this country and abroad.
 
 
 
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