Careers resources for students

The Institute produces a number of resources to help school and college students make informed decisions about their future.

The Expand leaflet is for students making decisions at 16; Physics at University is for those considering post-18 options. Both leaflets cover commonly asked questions, careers from physics and the post-18 leaflet has additional advice on choosing a university.

Students can also find out more online at or look up entry requirements for undergraduate physics degrees at

To order copies of the leaflet or booklet please email

Related information

Career Clips

A suite of 5–8 minute films showcasing some exciting careers available to those studying physics to A-Level and higher

Exploring physics, uncovering choice

This new workshop pack of activities aims to encourage staff to work together in providing a consistent approach to careers advice and guidance in their school

Other IOP websites

Your guide to physics on the web

Search for undergraduate physics courses in the UK and Ireland