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- St John's Physics students study in the Oxford Physics Department, which combines an outstanding research record with a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching, including tutorials.
- Tutorials are led by active researchers who are passionate about teaching and able to draw connections between the course and their current research in a range of fields.
- Students are encouraged to think critically, work out problems independently, and formulate their own questions to develop a deep understanding of the subject.
- All the first year college teaching in Mathematics for Physics is carried out by Dr Sivia who has unrivalled experience and expertise in the area. He is the author of a successful two-volume textbook "Foundations of Science Mathematics" (1999, OUP).
- Undergraduates have excellent opportunities to learn about current research, not only through their lectures and tutorials but also by working with tutors on research projects during the vacations.
- St. John's attracts excellent physics students who work well together in a friendly, mutually supportive atmosphere.
- There are many opportunities for physicists to socialise formally and informally with one another, postgraduate students, and researchers, including regularly held subject dinners.
- Physicists are very highly valued by employers because of their ability to apply physical ideas to real world problems. They are employed in a wide variety of fields, including electronics, manufacturing, finance, accountancy, academia and the public sector.