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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.


Oxford Course Overview 🔗 Information about the course and its admissions requirements.

Departmental Course Overview 🔗 Here is the course overview from the Department of Physics, which details the course structure and topics you’ll study.

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).

Application Resources

Physics Admissions Test (PAT) information 🔗 🌟 If you are applying for Physics or related courses (Physics and Philosophy, Engineering, or Materials Science) you will have to take the PAT. This webpage has information about the content of the test, how to register, and has lots of practice materials.

More PAT resources 🔗 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!