What is Physics?

Physics is the study of energy and matter, and how they relate to and interact with each other. The subject matter of physics includes mechanics, heat, light and other radiation, sound, electricity, magnetism, and the structure of atoms.

At Cambridge, to study Physics, you would apply for the Natural Sciences course which combines multiple science disciplines.

What can I do with a Physics degree?

Physics graduates go on to work in wide range of sectors including aerospace and defence, automotive, computing, healthcare, product development, banking, management consultancy and telecommunications. Many graduates also choose to pursue further study at postgraduate level. 

What might I need to study Physics?

You will need to have studied Physics and Maths. Other useful subjects include Further Maths, Chemistry, Computer Science and Geography. Although Further Mathematics A level is not a requirement, it is looked on favourably by admission tutors at the more competitive universities.

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