Physics and Philosophy

Physics and Philosophy at Balliol College

Among all the colleges in the University, Balliol has one of the largest intakes of Physics and Physics & Philosophy students, admitting eight to ten across both courses. Balliol is one of only a handful of colleges to have four full-time Tutorial Fellows in Physics, and a Tutorial Fellow specialising in the philosophy of Physics.

Balliol has a particular commitment to fundamental aspects of Physics, such as quantum mechanics, particle physics, and theoretical physics, which is reflected in the tutors’ research interests.

Philosophy teaching is supported by two tutors and two lecturers in Philosophy, including a dedicated tutor for Physics and Philosophy with a background in Physics. Balliol is unique for the size of its Physics and Philosophy cohort and the tutorial support of the subject.

Number of places at Balliol: 8-10 (including 4-5 for Physics).


About the course

For information on Physics please see the Physics website, and for Philosophy see the Faculty of Philosophy website. There is also information on the Philosophy of Physics pages, and on the University’s course pages.

Course requirements and selection criteria

For information on what subjects you need to study at school, please see the Physics admissions website.

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How to apply to read Physics and Philosophy at Balliol College


Alumni profile