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A course that builds up a strong mathematical foundation to be applied to a wide and thorough range of modern physical phenomena.

Course Resources

Here are some general resources related to Physics.


Overview 🔗 Here is the overview of the course, which has details about the structure, and topics you’ll study.

Faculty Website 🔗 This is the official Faculty webpage for prospective undergraduates, which links to various resources. The most important of them is the course handbook 🔗 🌟, which gives an overview of what studying Physics at Oxford is like.

Alternative Prospectus 🔗 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 student is like, compared to official materials.

More things to explore

“Physics at Oxford University” video 🔗 🌟 A video produced by the university giving a nice overview of the course.

“Physics at Oxford University - Pembroke College” 🔗 A similar video but created by a student at a specific college (though the experience shouldn’t change too much based on the college you go to).

Physics at Oxford mailing list 🔗 🌟 Sign up here for details of events, resources and opportunities direct from the Oxford Physics Department!

Application Resources

Physics Admissions Test information 🔗 This website contains some past Physics Admissions Test (PAT) papers and solutions. More example questions are available on the Physics and Maths Tutor website 🔗 🌟.

Reading Lists 🔗 🌟 These reading lists, compiled by Balliol College, are 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.

FAQ 🔗 🌟 Some useful answers to common questions about the application process.

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