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I am a year 12 students considering applying for physics and philosophy however my concern is that there aren’t many highly paying careers that could come out of it. Another concern is that it is too niche of a degree, therefore may not be very applicable. If i were to not choose Physics philosophy, I would apply for either structural or mechanical engineering. What do you guys think is the best path to take?
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A lot of graduate jobs in multiple sectors look for a graduate with a 2.1 or above in any discipline, and some may specify they’re looking for STEM disciplines only. What do you want to do after university? If you want to go into engineering, study that, because that’s a clear path, and you’re very likely to get a career out of it. If you’re not sure, choose physics/philosophy, if you’re not sure at the end of your degree again or can’t find a job you like, do a masters or a masters conversion course in a closely related discipline that will enable you to specialise and get a specific job. Equally you could probably do physics/philosophy and then do a masters in structural engineering or something along the lines. The world is your oyster, you’d be surprised at the stark contrast between undergrads and postgrads that people take and where they end up.
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Thank you so much for your response. I am not sure what I want to do at the end of my degree.
What are some examples of masters or masters conversion courses related to physics philosophy, do you know any careers that have a direct link?


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A lot of graduate jobs in multiple sectors look for a graduate with a 2.1 or above in any discipline, and some may specify they’re looking for STEM disciplines only. What do you want to do after university? If you want to go into engineering, study that, because that’s a clear path, and you’re very likely to get a career out of it. If you’re not sure, choose physics/philosophy, if you’re not sure at the end of your degree again or can’t find a job you like, do a masters or a masters conversion course in a closely related discipline that will enable you to specialise and get a specific job. Equally you could probably do physics/philosophy and then do a masters in structural engineering or something along the lines. The world is your oyster, you’d be surprised at the stark contrast between undergrads and postgrads that people take and where they end up.
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Thank you so much for your response. I am not sure what I want to do at the end of my degree.
What are some examples of masters or masters conversion courses related to physics philosophy, do you know any careers that have a direct link?

It would really depend on the university you’re looking at Most conversion courses will tend to accept any or most degrees. For example, I went to Queen’s University in Belfast. I did Geography at undergrad, and a lot of people on my course then did an Environmental Engineering course using their degree. It’s somewhat related, but is also a direct route into engineering without having to have done the undergrad if you know what i mean? Likewise, I know of people who did likes of media/film and then did a psychology conversion course! If you’re set on a specific university, have a look at what options they have and go off based on that!
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My daughter did physics and philosophy at Sheffield which she really liked because there were no compulsory philosophy modules. She then did an MSc in marine renewable energy at Bangor and is working with wind farms. There were employers who really liked the joint disciplines. Joint hasn't closed any physics doors.
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