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Physics

6 places per year. Applicants can choose between Physics and joint schools in Physics and Philosophy. Students who are admitted to study Physics (or Mathematics) can opt to take Mathematics and Physics in the fourth year.

Why Study Physics at St Hilda's?

At St Hilda's, you will be taught by experienced tutors who are also leading research scientists. Professor Cooper-Sarkar and Dr Gwenlan are involved in experiments at CERN including the discovering of the Higgs boson. Professor Yeomans, who is a Fellow of the Royal Society, is a theoretical physicist working at the interface between physics and biology.

We are an international school, with physicists from all over the world. A highlight of the year is the 'Physics Picnic', held to celebrate the end of exams.

Subject Tutors

The core tutorial teaching team at St Hilda’s consists of:

- Professor Amanda Cooper-Sarkar
- Dr Claire Gwenlan
- Professor Julia Yeomans

After St Hilda's

More than 40 per cent of Physics graduates go on to study for a higher degree, leading to careers in universities or in industry or in research and development, technical consultancy, manufacturing and science education. Many others enter professions unrelated to Physics, such as finance and business, where the analytical and problem-solving skills they have developed are highly sought after.

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