MSc Teaching Assistant Scheme

About

Every year, our Teaching Assistant Scheme enables MSc students in the Department of Physics to earn while they study, providing teaching support to undergraduate students. The Teaching Assistant Scheme is open to students on all Physics MSc programmes.

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 £2,000 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.

Eligibility 

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

  • MSc Physics
  • MSc Medical Physics
  • MSc Radiation and Environmental Protection
  • MSc Nuclear Science and Applications

If you have applied for the Braithwaite Family Foundation Scholarship, you may also apply for the MSc Teaching Assistant Scheme.

Disclaimer: Due to Covid-19, there may be a more limited range of teaching assistant positions available for 2020-21, and the exact nature of work available may be subject to change.

How to apply

To apply, email fepshelp@surrey.ac.uk with a completed application form (DOC) and your CV. Put ‘Teaching Assistant Scheme’ in the subject line.

Deadlines

All applications must be received by:

  • Monday 24 August 2020 for those on a 2020 entry course
  • Tuesday 24 August 2021 for those on a 2021 entry course.

Applications will be shortlisted and invited to an interview at the University during September, with two members of the Department of Physics staff. For overseas students who are unable to attend, a telephone interview can be organised instead.

Apply now (Docx)

Contact us

If you’d like to find out more about the MSc Teaching Assistant Scheme, then please email Konstanze Hild.