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Physics

A course that builds up a strong mathematical foundation to be applied to a wide and thorough range of modern physical phenomena.
โŒ›๏ธLast updated: July 8, 2020, 10:28 a.m.

Course Resources

Here are some general resources related to Physics.

Overview

Overview ๐Ÿ”— Here is the overview of the course, which has details about the structure, and topics youโ€™ll study.

Faculty Website ๐Ÿ”— This is the official Faculty webpage for prospective undergraduates, which links to various resources. The most important of them is the course handbook ๐Ÿ”— ๐ŸŒŸ, which gives an overview of what studying Physics at Oxford is like.

Alternative Prospectus ๐Ÿ”— This is an unofficial prospectus put together by the Oxford Student Union; itโ€™s written based on studentsโ€™ perspectives and gives a better sense of what the day-to-day experience as a Physics student is like, compared to official materials.

More

โ€œPhysics at Oxford Universityโ€ video ๐Ÿ”— ๐ŸŒŸ A video produced by the university giving a nice overview of the course.

โ€œPhysics at Oxford University - Pembroke Collegeโ€ ๐Ÿ”— A similar video but created by a student at a specific college (though the experience shouldnโ€™t change too much based on the college you go to).

Application Resources

Physics Admissions Test information ๐Ÿ”— This website contains some past Physics Admissions Test (PAT) papers and solutions. More example questions are available on the Physics and Maths Tutor website ๐Ÿ”— ๐ŸŒŸ.

Reading Lists ๐Ÿ”— ๐ŸŒŸ These reading lists, compiled by Balliol College, are for the papers that first-years take. Donโ€™t be intimidated by how long they are; theyโ€™re intended to be worked through over the course of a full academic year, and honestly no one reads everything anyway.

FAQ ๐Ÿ”— ๐ŸŒŸ Some useful answers to common questions about the application process.

InsideUni Physics interview experiences ๐Ÿ”— ๐ŸŒŸ Current students talk about their interview experience, as well as sharing some tips. Weโ€™re biased, but we think theyโ€™re useful!

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