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PX4013: PROJECT (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

Course Overview

PX4013 provides the opportunity to carry out an independent, open-ended, piece of research work. This can be in an area of physics (astronomy, nuclear physics, superconductors, dynamical systems etc.) or in related subjects where physicists tools can be applied (generation of proteins, biomechanics, infectious diseases etc.). The project can be dissertation based, practical or computational. You will develop: presentation skills; experience of reading and thinking about a specialist topic in depth; critical analysis skills of your own and other people’s scientific work and project management skills. This will help prepare for your future career beyond university.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Full Year Credit Points 45 credits (22.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Geoffrey Dunn
  • Professor Jan Skakle

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 4

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Either Physics (PX) (Studied) or BSc Applied Mathematics (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

This course consists of a supervised project taken as part of an Honours Degree in Physics which provides experience of investigating a real problem in physics, or its application, or in a related discipline, or in applied mathematics. Projects may be carried out within the University or in an external organisation. Presentation of the results obtained is an integral part of the investigation.

Further Information & Notes

(i) This course runs across both half-sessions. (ii) Available only to students in programme year 4 of a Physics-related programme or with the permission of the Head of Physics.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments


Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.



Course Learning Outcomes


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