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Oxford Physics and Oxford Mathematics jointly offer a master's level course in mathematical and theoretical physics. Students from outside Oxford can apply to join the MSc mode of the course and will study for an MSc in Mathematical and Theoretical Physics. Oxford MPhys, MMath or MPhysPhil students will be able to apply for transfer to the MMathPhys mode of the course after their third year and study mathematical and theoretical physics in their fourth year, instead of following the fourth year of their original degree course. Oxford MMathPhys students will graduate as a “Master of Mathematical and Theoretical Physics” with a double classification consisting of the BA degree class in their original subject and an MMathPhys degree class. The course provides a high-level, world class training in mathematical and theoretical physics, right up to the level of modern research.

The four main areas covered by the course are:

  • Quantum Field Theory, Particle Physics and String Theory,
  • Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics,
  • Theoretical Astrophysics, Plasma Physics and Physics of Continuous Media,
  • Mathematical Foundations of Theoretical Physics.

For details on course structure and admission please see the Apply page.