Physics and Philosophy
What are space and time? What are scientific laws? What if there wasn’t a Big Bang? Combining philosophy with physics gives you ample opportunity to think about the nature of the universe and your place in it.
This course combines the most rigorous and fundamental subjects in the sciences and the arts. Physics is concerned with unravelling the complexities of the universe from the smallest to the largest scale. Philosophy deals with foundational questions of the most general kind: what there is, what we know and how we came to know it, and how we ought to act and structure our lives.
Central to both subjects is the development and application of clear and precise thinking to foundational problems, the questioning of received wisdom and the critical articulation of ideas which aim for an understanding of how things are, in the broadest possible terms.
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The course at St Peter's
We aim to admit one or two students for Philosophy and Physics to St Peter’s every year.
Philosophy and Physics is available as a three-year BA degree or with an optional fourth year (specialising, if you wish, in one side of the course or the other) for the MPhysPhil degree.
Further information about admissions at St Peter's is available via the individual course pages for Philosophy and Physics.
Dr Sophie Allen
- Non‐Stipendiary Lecturer in Philosophy
Dr David Alonso
- Carrie Perrodo Fellow and Tutor in Physics
- Associate Professor of Cosmology
Professor Christopher Foot
- Perenco Fellow and Tutor in Physics
- Professor of Physics
Dr Peter Kail
- Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy
- Associate Professor of Philosophy
- Tutor for Undergraduates
Dr Tim Mawson
- Edgar Jones Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy
- Dean, Prevent Lead
Professor Angela Taylor
- Senior Research Fellow in Physics
- Professor of Experimental Astrophysics