Front Quad of Lincoln College, the walls covered in bright green ivy


Physics is concerned with the study of the universe from the smallest to the largest scale: it is about unravelling its complexities to discover the way it is and how it works.

A pink nucleus emitting pink and blue waves

The course

From subatomic scales to intergalactic distances, physics can help you understand how our universe behaves. By studying physics, you can solve unanswered questions and design new solutions to global problems. You also learn about the link between prediction, observation, and analysis: the scientific method that helps us develop and test evidence-based theories. Finally, physics develops your wider skills; obviously, you can gain strong quantitative and analytical skills, but you can also improve your communication, project management, and teamwork skills.

Why study Physics at Lincoln

We have a thriving physics community at Lincoln, made up of undergraduates, graduates, and tutors. Lincoln College is in the centre of Oxford, close to the Physics department and lecture theatres. We have a beautiful library with physics textbooks and substantial study space. As an undergraduate, you will receive specialist tutorials from our team of tutors. You will meet your tutors several times a week to discuss topics from lectures and questions testing your knowledge. Our tutors are subject experts who will provide you with individual feedback to help you achieve your best. Tutorials are a great opportunity to learn about new ideas in small groups, ask questions, and study in a supportive environment.

There are so many great things about studying here, but for me the best part is the incredible insight into the world of contemporary physics research that is on offer; just last week I attended a Physics Society lecture about tackling some of the problems in string theory using machine learning.

Elizabeth Ealing
  • Third-year undergraduate, Physics
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