Average Intake: 8
Length of Course: 3/4 years
Distance to Physics Department: 10 minutes
Welcome from the subject reps
Hello! Because physics is such a great subject, you’ll find that you have two subject reps instead of the usual one. Our names are Alice and Marc, and we’re both second year physicists studying at Jesus.
Physics is one of Oxford’s bigger courses - around 200 students each year, with 8 of those students being a member of Jesus College. We both love the college because of its community – as a subject we organise at least one termly event just for Jesus physicists, and we’ve asked for help from the older year groups on countless occasions, and they’ve always been happy to help. There’s also plenty to do outside of your subject in college, but you’ll learn more about that in the coming weeks!
Adjusting to the university workload can be a shock to the system, but it’s something you’ll learn to manage, and you’ll find at the end of your degree that you’re a better physicist for it. There aren’t too many options in first or second year, as this is when you learn much of the maths for your degree, and build on the physics fundamentals from high school. The course starts to open up more in third year, and in fourth year you can do almost anything within the realm of physics, as you do your own research in a Master’s project, or dive deep into theoretical physics. We hope this has cleared some things up for you, but if you have any questions, send either of us an email and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.