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Physics

Quantum mechanics, general relativity, photovoltaics. They might sound intimidating but this course will get you up to speed.
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Learning

Outline

From the history of the atom to finding out why we have and need relativity, our Physics course will teach you invaluable lessons about science and the world that surrounds us. Study Physics with us and you’ll gain a deep understanding of your tutor's specialism, whether it's particle physics, condensed matter, astrophysics or a more applied field.

Teaching methodology

Learn the Oxford way with tutorial-style teaching. Your expert tutor will foster self-directed learning and critical thinking through interactive seminars in small groups (no bigger than 8). During your course, you will complete two pieces of independent work (essays or problem sheets), which your tutor will then evaluate in either a 1:1 or 2:1 tutorial. Tutorials will provide you with the opportunity to discuss your work and feedback with your tutor and learn new perspectives from your classmates. On completion of the course, you'll receive a certificate and letter of recommendation from your tutor.

The experience

It’s all about balance. Study with us at Cambridge and we’ll help you embrace everything the city has to offer – from socialising with new friends with shared interests to field trips and excursions for practical lessons you just can’t learn from a textbook. We understand students. We make sure you’re stimulated with a social calendar that packs it all in, from traditional guided tours of the University museums to a tranquil afternoon punting on the River Cam.

And of course, you’ll experience the true Cambridge way of life from weekly formal dinners to competitive debating and croquet. Remember to save some energy for dancing the night away at a disco!

Typical outings

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Westminster, London

The Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Cathedral, St James’s Park and Buckingham Palace – just a few of the world-famous landmarks in this part of London. Enjoy being at the heart of our vibrant capital.

British Museum

Discover amazing treasures and experience the history of people from around the world. Then explore the heart of London from Covent Garden and Trafalgar Square to the National Gallery and St James' Park.

Canterbury

Enjoy the fun of the classic Chaucer's Canterbury Tales as we take you back in history to discover English life in the 14th Century. Explore the famous Cathedral and even have a go at dressing in clothes of the time.

Greenwich

Explore the history of space, time and navigation at the Royal Observatory, step aboard the historic Cutty Sark, and uncover gripping stories about how today’s world was shaped at the National Maritime Museum.

Warwick Castle

Let your imagination roar with history, magic, myth and adventure in the age of gallant dragon-slaying knights. And discover dark dungeons and watch birds of prey soar at one of England’s finest mediaeval castles.

Tower of London

The Crown Jewels, Beefeaters, and over 1,000 years of history – explore this iconic ancient fortress and castle, walk along the mighty river Thames and discover vibrant Brick Lane.

Portsmouth

It’s action stations as you step aboard world-famous warships, including Nelson’s HMS Victory, brave the glass floor of the Spinnaker Tower, and explore one of England’s most important naval cities.

Review

Enricde, Brazil

"The physics course is amazing. Absolutely astonishing."

Stay in Cambridge

Home to Cambridge University since 1209, this city is famous for its cyclists, its museums, and of course, the 107 Nobel Laureates. But have you heard of the Mathematical Bridge (c.1749)- the first bridge built using mathematical principles? Or did you know that the first official game of football with rules similar to those we use now was played in 1848 in the middle of the city? Cambridge has so much to offer, from a vibrant history to cobbled streets and cozy cafes. It’s the perfect place to study, and spend a summer exploring.

You will be staying in single or twin room college accommodation, occupied by students during term time, located within a mile of the centre. Your accommodation will be ideally located to explore all the best areas of the city, from its oldest colleges to its lovely cafes. Ensuite rooms may be available at some locations.

You will get a chance to eat in a variety of restaurants in Cambridge, tasting food from all over the world. On top of that, you’ll be treated to a delicious formal dinner in your college - a three-course meal where everyone gets a chance to dress up!

Tutors

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Andrew McMahon

DPhil, University of Oxford - Andrew has previously worked as a software engineer at ONI, and a coder at TPP. Specialising in biophysics, his academic research has involved computational modelling of shock tubes, studies of filamentous influenza, machine learning to detect viruses, simulations of virus epidemics, and computational simulations of fluorescence microscopy. Andrew's currently researching using physics techniques and methods on viruses—specifically SARS-CoV-2 and influenza.

Dr David Cole

PhD Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Leicester - David's research has involved investigating the distribution of dark matter in dwarf galaxies, modelling the merger of the Milky Way and M31, investigating the formation of nuclear star clusters and black holes at the centre of galaxies, modelling the matter distribution in the Milky Way, and investigating the formation and evolution of the Milky Way. His current aim is to convey the excitement and wonder he feels about his research to a wider audience and to inspire young people to take up a career in science or engineering.

Matteo Parisi

DPhil Mathematical Physics, University of Oxford - Matteo is a Stipendiary Lecturer in Applied Mathematics at St Peter's, Oxford alongside his DPhil at the Maths Institute. As a mathematical physicist, he studies novel geometrisation of the scattering and interaction of fundamental particles. Matteo is also a DPhil Representative and member of the Outreach Programme in the Mathematical Institute, a member of the London Mathematical Society, as well as the Worcester College MCR LGBTQ+ and Charity Representative.

Dates & Prices

2 Jul - 15 Jul 2023

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£5895

9 Jul - 22 Jul 2023

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£5895

16 Jul - 29 Jul 2023

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£5895

23 Jul - 5 Aug 2023

Standard (shared bathroom)

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£5895

30 Jul - 12 Aug 2023

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£5895

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