MSc Teaching Assistant Scheme


Every year, our Teaching Assistant Scheme enables students on our physics MSc programmes to earn while they study, providing teaching support to undergraduate students. 

Teaching assistants are involved in a range of duties including laboratory supervision, in-class tutorial support and support with computing classes. You can expect to earn around £1,000 to £1,500 per annum, depending on the number of hours you work, and the work is organised to avoid timetabled course commitments. Training is provided for students who are appointed as teaching assistants.


The Scheme is open to students on all MSc programmes in physics:

  • MSc Medical Physics
  • MSc Nuclear Science and Radiation Protection
  • MSc Physics.

How to apply

Application steps

To apply you will need to email to with both a:

Please ensure that you put 'Teaching Assistant Scheme' in the subject line.


23 August 2024

Selection process

Applications will be shortlisted and invited to an interview at the University, with two members of staff from the School of Mathematics and Physics. For overseas students who are unable to attend, an online interview can be organised instead.

Final allocations will be subject to availability of positions, experience and the requirement of attending university training courses.

Contact us

If you’d like to find out more about the MSc Teaching Assistant Scheme, then please email Esra Yuksel at