MSc Teaching Assistant Scheme


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.


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.

Disclaimer: Due to Covid-19, there may be a more limited range of teaching assistant positions available for 2021-22, and the exact nature of work available may be subject to change.

How to apply

To apply, email with a completed application form (doc) and your CV. Put ‘Teaching Assistant Scheme’ in the subject line.


All applications must be received by Monday 23 August 2021.

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 (doc)

Contact us

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