Physics is about unraveling the complexity of the universe to discover how and why it works. Discoveries in physics form the foundation of countless technological advances and play an important role in many scientific areas. The contributions of physics to solving global problems such as energy production, environmental protection, global warming and public health are essential and have an enormous impact on our society.
Physics is an exciting and challenging field to study, requiring an adventurous and inquiring mind,and good mathematical abilities. The rewards include a deeper understanding of the world around us and the development of skills that are highly sought after by many employers.
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As a physics graduate you will be distinguished as a highly numerate and scientifically competent member of society in a world where numeracy and scientific skills are increasingly important.
The value of these skills is evidenced by the broad spectrum of careers chosen by physics graduates, not only in research but also in banking and finance, management consultancy, teaching, computing, the civil service, geophysical surveying and many others.
We hope that you will decide to read Physics at Oxford primarily because you want to undertake the enormous intellectual challenge of understanding the physical universe. New discoveries and developments in research continually influence the content of our courses and are reflected in the experiments in our practical laboratories and also in project work.