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The Institute of Physics 

The Institute of Physics is a leading scientific society. We are a charitable organisation with a worldwide membership of around 50,000, working together to advance physics education, research and application.

Membership of the IOP is for anyone with an interest in physics and its future, including aspiring engineers. Our free resources and membership benefits for students can help you get a head start in your career in engineering or physics.

Free membership for 16-19 students
If you are studying a STEM subject at college or sixth form, our free membership will help you explore your future options with physics and engineering. Our 16-19 membership benefits include:
•Regular emails with exam tips and careers advice
•Digital copies of Physics World magazine to help you keep on top of what’s new in physics

You can also use our website to search for and compare physics courses at universities across the UK and Ireland.

Find out more and register for free at

Free membership for undergraduate students
Studying physics, engineering or a related subject at university? Don’t miss out on free undergraduate student membership. Undergraduate student membership can help you get the best start in your career in physics or engineering by giving you access to:
•Careers advice and guidance from other members through our mentor matching scheme
•Free online courses to help you develop key skills for the workplace
•Networking opportunities
•Free careers events to help you discover where a career in physics or engineering could take you

Find out more and register for free at

Careers in physics and engineering
Amongst the many career options available to physics and engineering graduates is teaching physics. Teaching is hands-on and practical, which makes it an ideal career choice for engineering graduates.

We’re so keen to see more physics and engineering graduates teaching in the classroom that we’re offering £30,000 tax-free scholarships to help graduates get there. Our physics teacher training scholarship scheme supports outstanding graduates both financially and academically by providing:

•£30,000 tax-free funding
•Free IOP membership for the teacher training year
•Early career mentoring from experienced physics teachers
•Networking events and educational trips exclusively for scholars throughout the teacher training year.

To find out if you are eligible, visit

For more careers advice and jobs in physics and engineering, visit

Get in touch
Institute of Physics, 76 Portland Place, London, W1B 1NT
Phone: 020 7470 4800


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