Undergraduates at Merton are taught by active researchers who are passionate about teaching and communicating their research to students. The college has three full-time tutorial fellows in Physics, several internationally-recognized professorial fellows, who also teach our students, and typically two or three college lecturers. It has two full-time tutorial fellows in Philosophy, one of whom is a Philosopher of Physics.
Teaching takes a variety of formats, according to what tutors and students judge to be most effective. We give classes, in which the whole year group meet to discuss problems; and we hold tutorials, which is an opportunity for one or two students to discuss conceptual difficulties. Students are encouraged to think critically, to make connections between different areas of physics, and to use tutorials and classes to develop a deep understanding of all aspects of the subject.
Graduate mentors are available to provide additional help and support with all aspects of the course.