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PX4011 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.
|Session||Full Year||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
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.
(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.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: In-course assessment (100%), consisting of an oral presentation (10%), a thesis (60%), supervisor's report on the work (10%)and 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.