Where will this take me?


With this major you might pursue careers in research and development areas including astrophysics, quantum computing, medical physics, meteorology, mining, scientific instrumentation, or synchrotron science.

Or you could consider roles in telecommunications, government, teaching, patent law, communications, or consulting within government or private enterprise.

You can find our graduates working for employers including universities, Telstra, Deloitte, ANZ, PwC, and the Defence Science and Technology Group.

Read more about studying physics at the University of Melbourne.

Profile - Dr Bryn Sobott

Dr Bryn Sobott is a physicist and researcher at the University of Melbourne. Dr Sobott, who completed his PhD in Experimental Particle Physics, brings his research to life in the field. Dr Sobott is a key member of the FREO2 team, a group of physicists who are treating pneumonia in developing countries with life-saving oxygen.

Further study


If you wish to continue your studies at graduate level, this major is a great foundation for the Master of Science (Physics).

Depending on the subjects you take in your Bachelor of Science, a range of other graduate degrees may be possible – in fields as diverse as science and technology, health sciences, teaching, law, business, humanities and more.


If you complete a masters course with a significant research component, you can go on to study a PhD (Doctor of Philosophy), or another graduate research program.

This will set you up for a rewarding career in research with a university, research institute, government, or technology company.