Students working towards their DPhil in Theoretical Physics can choose from topics ranging from astrophysics and plasma physics to condensed matter theory to particle theory and we collaborate with experimentalists in other sub-departments and worldwide. There are also theoretical projects available in other sub-departments.
As well a DPhil in Theoretical Physics, the Department of Physics and the Mathematical Institute jointly offer a one-year master’s degree (MSc) in Mathematical and Theoretical Physics.
Read comprehensive information on fees and funding for graduate students.
How to apply
Applications for the MSc in Mathematical and Theoretical Physics must be made through the central University of Oxford graduate admissions website.
All DPhil applications must be made through the central University of Oxford graduate admissions website where you will find information about applying to any of the six DPhil courses on offer at the Department of Physics.
It is important to note that you are not required to select a final project or supervisor at the point of application, however, an indication of your interests is useful.
If you would like to apply for more than one DPhil course, there is no need to complete a separate application for each or pay more than one application fee; please refer to the instructions for applying to related courses.