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Physics and Philosophy

In this course you can expect to study the most important topics in physics and in philosophy, as well as their intersection.
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Course Resources

Here are some general resources related to Physics and Philosophy.


Overview πŸ”— This is the place to start, where you’ll find much of the essential information.

Physics Faculty Website πŸ”— This is the official Faculty webpage for prospective undergraduates, which links to various resources. Philosophy πŸ”— has a separate faculty website, accessible from here. Both pages provide detailed information about the course content and structure, as well as lecture information. The most important resource is the course handbook πŸ”— 🌟 which gives a general overview of what studying Physics and Philosophy at Oxford is like.

Alternative Prospectus πŸ”— This is an unofficial prospectus put together by the Oxford Student Union; it’s written based on students’ perspectives and gives a better sense of what the day-to-day experience as a Physics and Philosophy student is like, compared to official materials.


Khan Academy πŸ”— 🌟 This site has a large database of videos that you can use to brush up on any physics topics that may be a bit rusty.

Application Resources

Reading Lists πŸ”— 🌟 These are the reading lists for the papers that first-years take. Don’t be intimidated by how long they are; they’re intended to be worked through over the course of a full academic year, and honestly no one reads everything anyway.

Physics and Maths Tutor: Physics Admissions Test resources πŸ”— The PMT website has links to past PAT papers, and to other admissions papers like STEP (if you really want to boost your maths).

FAQ πŸ”— 🌟 Some useful answers to common questions about the application process.

InsideUni Physics and Philsophy interview experiences πŸ”— 🌟 Current students talk about their interview experience, as well as sharing some tips. We’re biased, but we think they’re useful!

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