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Physics, Astrophysics and Space Science

MPhys Hons (Full Time)

Year:13/14
UCAS Code:F3FA
Minimum Length:4 Year(s)
Credit Points:480
Part II Weight:12
Part II Year 2 Weight:4
Part II Year 3 Weight:4
Part II Year 4 Weight:4
Director of Studies:Professor MJ Kosch

Compulsory Modules

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PartI

PartII (Year 2)

PartII (Year 3)

PartII (Year 4)

Educational Aims: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

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Subject Specific: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

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To offer a course leading to a professional qualification in Physics.

·         To ensure that students acquire a knowledge of physical phenomena, an understanding of physical principles, and a competence in appropriate discipline-based and transferable skills.

·         To specifically enhance the standard physics aims by introducing specialist topics in space science.

·         To ensure that students obtain knowledge and understanding of fundamental areas of physics, in line with accreditation requirements of the Institute of Physics.

·         To ensure that students become aware of recent advances in Space science, in particular those relating to Departmental research activity,

·         To ensure that students acquire experience in planning, carrying out and reporting a self-organised investigation, in preparation for post-graduate training or for future physics-based employment.

General: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

·         To provide a supportive learning environment within which students have the opportunity to reach their full academic potential.

·         To fulfil the commitment declared by Lancaster University in its Mission Statement “...of achieving excellence in research and scholarship and of reflecting this in high quality teaching and learning programmes...
 
·         On successful completion of the appropriate degree programme, students should have:

o        acquired discipline-based skills, experimental, mathematical, and computational appropriate to the scheme,

o        acquired an appreciation of current developments in the fast moving area of space science,

o        developed numeracy and problem solving skills,

o        developed transferable skills of reasoning and analysis, independent learning and written and oral communication.

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

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Subject Specific: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills
On successful completion of this scheme of study students will be able to:

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         display a basic knowledge and understanding of laws and principles relating to core physics material including statistical physics, quantum mechanics, properties of solids, electromagnetism, quantum mechanics and atomic and nuclear physics.

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display a basic knowledge and understanding of core mathematical methods used in Physics.
 
·         apply this knowledge of core mathematics and physics to problem-solving and to model physical behaviour.
 
·         display a basic knowledge and understanding of some specialist topics in space science.
 
·         display an awareness of some recent advances in space science and some of the research interests of the department.
 
·         understand and apply the basic principles of experimental investigations and interpretation of experimental data.
 
·         undertake open-ended investigations in the areas of space science and be able to give a  written and oral account of such work at a professional level.

 
General: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills
On successful completion of this scheme of study students will be able to:

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manage their own learning and use appropriate IT skills, texts and other learning resources to undertake investigations.
 
·         plan and execute basic experimental investigations.
 
·         numerically manipulate, present and interpret information graphically or otherwise.
 
·         analyse critically the results of an investigation and draw valid conclusions.
 
·         display written and oral skills for making presentations at a professional level.
 
·         work effectively in a small team.
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