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This course provides the opportunity to carry out a short independent, open-ended, piece of research work. This can be in an area of physics (e.g. astronomy, nuclear physics, superconductors, dynamical systems etc.) or in related subjects where physicists tools can be applied (e.g. generation of proteins, biomechanics, infectious diseases etc.). The project can be dissertation based or computational. You will develop: presentation skills; experience of reading and thinking about a specialist topic; critical analysis skills of your own and other people’s scientific work and project management skills.
|Session||Full Year||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
Consists of a supervised project which provides experience of investigating a real problem in physics, or its application, or in a related discipline, or in applied mathematics. Presenting the results obtained is an integral part of the investigation.
Available only to students in programme year 4.
This course is normally available only to students registered for the MPhys and Physics-Education degrees but also, in special circumstances, to BSc students by permission of the Head of Physics.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: In-course assessment (100%) consisting of a progress report of approximately 500 words (10%), a thesis of approximately 5,000 words (60%), a supervisor's report on the work (10%) and an oral examination (20%).
Formative assessment is given informally at the weekly project guidance sessions.
Feedback is given on the oral presentation by both a CAS mark and written comments. The presentation may also be discussed verbally with the student.