A laser beam


Physics at Oxford offers both a strong theoretical grounding in fundamentals, and opportunities to develop practical skills in research, over either a three-year BA course (Course I), or a four-year MPhys course (Course II), which includes a research project.

You will investigate the workings of the Universe from the very large scales of Astrophysics, to the minute scales of elementary particles, passing through intermediate scales of lasers, Geophysics and even Financial Physics. It is also possible to study physics in combination with philosophy. For further information please visit the main Oxford University website.

The course at St Peter's

The college expects to admit about five students to read Physics each year. This subject has a relatively large number of lectures (about ten a week), which are complemented by practicals in the University laboratories, but individual contact and intellectual development through tutorials, led by college tutors, are an essential part of the course.