Welcome to Institute of Physics

We are the learned society and professional body for physics in the UK and Ireland and a world-leader in science publishing - a trusted and valued voice in the science community.

Through our professional membership and working with partners across the science and culture communities, we support and encourage people to develop their knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of physics.

One of our core aims is to secure a flourishing future for physics and we are working towards this by improving the specialist teaching of physics in schools. We want exceptional physics and engineering graduates in the classroom, developing the next generation of physicists and engineers. We're even offering £28,000 tax-free scholarships and school experience placements to help you get there.

Read on to find out more about becoming a member of the IOP and to start your career in teaching physics.

Job Opportunities

IOP Teacher Training Scholarships

  • Funded position
  • UK-wide
  • 26 May 2020

Share your passion for physics and engineering. Train to teach. We are offering 150 Teacher Training Scholarships to reward the very best graduates entering physics teacher training in September 2019. Successful scholars will receive £28,000 tax-free funding and a package of exclusive support from the Institute of Physics. What’s in it for you? In addition to £28,000 tax-free funding, you will become part of a community of scholars with access to: Recognition: Free IOP membership for your teacher training year, including a subscription to Physics World. Community: Celebration events at the beginning of your training. Professional development: Networking events and educational trips for scholars throughout your training year. Influence: Opportunities to contribute to physics education policy. Who we’re looking for: Scholarships are available to graduates with at least a 2.1 degree in physics or a related subject such as engineering or mathematics. They will be awarded to the very best individuals who impress us with their academic record, physics subject knowledge and commitment to teaching...

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