The courses

We offer two undergraduate physics degrees: the three-year BA and the four-year MPhys, with an average combined intake of 180 each year. All applicants apply for the four-year MPhys in the first instance. In addition, a further degree course, the four-year MPhysPhil, is offered jointly with the Philosophy department and has an average annual entry of 16.

In year 3, MPhys and MPhysPhil students can apply to transfer for their fourth year to the MMathPhys, a high-level course in Mathematical and Theoretical Physics.

Selection is on the basis of academic potential and motivation. For details of our entrance procedure, see our How to Apply page.

Please note: Harris Manchester College does not currently admit students to read Physics.


Current students and academic tutor talk about studying physics at Oxford.